Rose-Hulman Women's Soccer Wins Opener 2-1

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on a second half penalty kick to capture a 2-1 victory over Albion College in the women's soccer season opener on Saturday.

Graduate student Annmarie Stanley (Warrenville, Ill./Rosary) put the Engineers ahead 2-1 in the 48th minute on a penalty kick score.  The Engineer defense made the score stand up in the win.

Sophomore Rachel Johnstone (Loveland, Ohio) tied the score at 1-1 with a breakaway, then a move around the Albion keeper for her first goal of the season in the 32nd minute.

Earlier in the match, Albion relied on a goal by Kristie Graham to capture a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.  Alyssa Brown provided the assist.

Senior Julie Brennan (Indianapolis/Pike) picked up the goalkeeping victory with five saves for the Engineers.

Johnstone paced Rose-Hulman with three shots.  Stanley and junior Ally Nelson (Mooresville) added two shots each.

Rose-Hulman stands 1-0 on the season, while Albion dropped to 0-1.  The Engineers travel to DePauw University on Tuesday night.