MONMOUTH, ILL. The Monmouth College women's soccer team scored in both halves on Wednesday but ultimately drew 2-2 at Benedictine. The Scots are now 1-1-1 on the season with two games on the road scheduled for this weekend.
The Scots got on the board early as freshman Danielle Beach (Geneseo, Illinois) scored an unassisted goal in the eighth minute. The goal was the first of her collegiate career to add to her multiple assists from the Maranatha game last Friday.
Benedictine tied the game before halftime and outshot the Scots 16-3 in the first half. Monmouth goalkeeper Anna Caster (Greenfield, Indiana) made two saves in the first half as only three of the Eagles shots were on goal.
Senior Jae Mitchell (Rockford, Illinois) put the Scots on top in the 54th minute with her third goal of the season. The Eagles pulled even with 10:55 to play and neither team was able to score the rest of the way as the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Caster finished with two saves on the night while playing all 90 minutes.
MONMOUTH MOMENTS: Mitchell is the first Monmouth player to score in two different games this season and she is tied with Madison Walker (Vernon Hills, Illinois) for the team lead with three goals. Mitchell has five career goals and she led the Scots with five shots and two shots on goal Wednesday. In addition to Caster, Avery Parks (Bloomington, Illinois), Walker, Brooke Gruby (Leonardtown, Maryland) and Elizabeth Schmidt (Waverly, Iowa) played all 90 minutes. Monmouth lost to the Eagles 3-0 at home last season and fell 3-2 in OT in their last trip to Lisle back in 2014. The Scots play at Rockford on Friday and in Madison, Wisconsin against Edgewood on Saturday. The Scots next home game is Wednesday, Sept. 13 against Dubuque at 4:30 p.m.