ELSAH, Ill. — Westminster sophomore forward Kate Ponder scored two goals and the Lady Blue Jays put up their seventh consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference shutout to close out the regular season Saturday with a 4-0 win against Principia (Ill.).
Westminster improved to 6-8-3 on the season and 5-1-2 in the SLIAC. Principia falls to 4-12 overall and 3-6 in the SLIAC.
Ponder tallied goals in the 71st and 88th minutes, while freshman defender Liz Hammond scored in the 77th minute. The Lady Blue Jays also benefitted from an own goal by the Lady Panthers in the 54th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Sarah Cradick posted two saves to pick up the shutout for Westminster. Cradick has not surrendered a goal in the last 754 minutes of play.
The Lady Blue Jays easily outshot Principia 31-7, including 17-2 in shots on goal. Westminster owned a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Lady Blue Jays are the No. 4 seed in the SLIAC postseason tournament and play at No. 1 Webster in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday. Westminster played to a scoreless tie Oct. 16 at Webster.