Elkins, W. V..-- The Lake Erie College women's soccer team opened their 2013 season with a 2-1 victory over Davis and Elkins College Friday (Sept. 6) in Elkins W.V.
The Storm (1-0) struck first when freshman Elizabeth Awuah (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) scored off a pass from classmate Kynslie Murphy (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge in the seventeenth minute. Late in the first half, the Storm took a 2-0 lead when senior Chrissy Poulos (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) scored off pass from Awuha in the 40th minute.
The Senators (0-1) got on the scoreboard in the 66th minute when Maggie Fry converted on a pentaly kick to cut the lead to 2-1 but it was not enough as the Storm defense held tough as they closed out the game for the 2-1 win.
Freshman Samantha Wiles (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville) made two stops in net for the Storm as the Lake Erie defense limited Davis and Elkins to just six shots.
The Storm are back in action Sunday (Sept. 8) when the play at the University of Charleston (W.V.).