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Union women’s soccer wins 5-2 in home opener

Jill Landers

JACKSON, Tenn. - 8/29/2009 - The Union University women’s soccer team posted a 5-2 victory over Brewton-Parker (Ga.) College on Saturday in their home opener. Union improved to 2-1 on the season, while Brewton-Parker dropped to 1-1.

Union scored first with a goal by Steffi King in the 10th minute of play. Nine minutes later, Brewton-Parker tied the match at 1-1 with a goal from Jalissa Johnson. Union’s Cailtin Zimmerman broke the tie for good with a goal in the 25th minute.

In the second half, Union began to pull away late as Whitney Cramer and Candice Blackard scored goals in the 62nd and 79th minutes to put Union up 4-1. A goal in the final 10 minutes of play from Brewton-Parker’s Jerniel Nivet and Union’s Jill Landers set the final score at 5-2.

Union received assists from Blackard, Eboni Murphy and Landers in the contest.

Katie Moser earned the win between the posts with two saves, while Mallory Lashley of Brewton-Parker recorded 14 saves in the loss.

Up next for Union is a road game on Friday, Sept. 4 at Brenau (Ga.) University.

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