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Rushatz scores in win

The Moravian University women’s soccer squad broke open a scoreless match early in the second half to defeat visiting Stockton University, 1-0, in non-conference action under the lights of John Makuvek Field Wednesday evening.

The Hounds and the Ospreys were scoreless through the first 45 minutes of action. Moravian found the net in the 59th minute as sophomore midfielder Lexi Rushatz (Catasauqua) with a spinning, left-footed shot from just inside the top of the 18-yard box into the left side of the net for a 1-0 advantage. Neither team was able to score the rest of the way with Stockton getting a shot of the crossbar in the 65th minute.

Rushatz’s goal was her first of the season, and the first of her collegiate career.

Junior goalie Payce Korpics (Northampton) made the start in goal for Moravian, and she had three saves in the opening half while junior keeper Paige Harrison (Hackettstown, N.J.) registered three saves in the final 45 minutes of action for her second win of the year.

Both squads had three shots in the first half with Stockton finishing the night with a 10-9 edge in shots and a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.