Ascanio nets three goals as Bears ground Shorewomen, 4-0

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Ursinus College senior midfielder Megan Ascanio (Reading, Pa./Exeter) had three goals, all in the second half, as the Bears (7-6-1, 3-2-1 Centennial) defeated Washington (5-6-1, 1-4 Centennial) 4-0 Wednesday afternoon at Wilkes Field.

Ascanio scored in the 53rd, 57th and 70th minute for the Bears, who are unbeaten in their last four matches.

After a scoreless first half, the Bears got on the board 51 second into the second half as sophomore defender Monica Oliveto (Robesonia, Pa./Conrad Weiser) scored on a header. Sophomore midfielder Jess Porcelan (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) had the assist.

Ascanio first goal at 53:54 was on a header following a pass from Oliveto for a 2-0 lead. Her second goal of the game came at 57:08 on an assist from sophomore midfielder Brittany Williams (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), who stole a clearing attempt, giving Ursinus a three-goal lead.

The final goal from Ascanio came at 70:16 off of a corner kick.

Freshman goalkeeper Justine Harvey (Accident, Md./Northern Garrett Co.) had just one save as the Bears outshot the Shorewomen 30-3. Sophomore goalkeeper Tori Ripple had nine saves for Washington.