SAINT LEO, Fla. – Freshman goalkeeper Kelcee Mai (McHenry, Ill.), making the first start of her collegiate career, posted three saves and only allowed one goal as she helped propel her Saint Leo University women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over visiting Webber International University on Wednesday evening.
Saint Leo freshman defender Francesca Williams (Formby, Eng.) proved her worth in this contest as she assisted in the first goal of the game, a breakaway blast off of the foot of junior Hannah Beard (Liverpool, Eng.) in the 36th minute, and scored the final goal of the match in the 82nd minute when she redirected a corner-kick from sophomore Malloree Enoch (Fairview, Ore.) past a diving Webber goalkeeper to cap off her three-point evening.
The other Lions’ goal was scored in the 59th minute off the header from sophomore Chrissy Darwell (Cranston, R.I.) as she placed Sara Macko’s (Valrico, Fla.) corner into the goal.
Mai, forced into action after senior ‘keeper Lauren Hudson was sent off in the Thomas University contest, managed a clean sheet for over 80 minutes as she faced a Webber attack that was more potent than in years past. The only goal the Lions allowed came off of a deflection that Mai nearly saved, but the rebound was quickly blasted into the net by Webber freshman Natalie Leslie who put the Warriors on the board and ruined Mai's perfect night.
The Lions, now on a roll, will face Georgia Southwestern State University on Friday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at University Field on the campus of Saint Leo University.