COLUMBIA, Mo. — Freshman forward Aurora Henriksen and junior defender Shelby Scanlan delivered two goals apiece, directing the WWU Lady Owls past the Lady Stars in their American Midwest Conference opener Tuesday night.
The victory was the second in a row for William Woods University (4-3), which took control behind five second-half goals. Junior defender Claire Stark put the Lady Owls on the scoreboard just before halftime when she scored off an assist from senior defender Kylie Roach in the 45th minute.
Henricksen's unassisted goal in the 48th minute made it 2-0 and Scanlan scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Alexis Willingham in the 74th minute. Scanlan then assisted on Willingham's goal in the 76th minute to push William Woods' advantage to 4-0.
Scanlan tacked on her second goal — assisted by senior midfielder Elyssa Cappaert — in the 88th minute. Henricksen closed out the Lady Owls' scoring less than a minute later with another goal assisted by Cappaert.
Freshman goalkeeper Arianna Meikel had an easy time in recording the shutout for William Woods, which decisively outshot Stephens College 45-0 overall and 21-0 in shots on goal.
The Lady Owls also tallied 12 corner kicks to none for the Lady Stars (1-4-1).
William Woods travels to St. Louis for an AMC game against Missouri Baptist University at 3 p.m. Saturday.