MOUNT VERNON – The Bethany Stivers-to-Emily Snider freshmen scoring connection put the Rams up two goals early and Cornell was on its way to a 4-1 women's soccer win Wednesday over Waldorf College.
Cornell (5-5 overall), which accumulated 11 goals in Saturday's shutout at Knox, turned in another efficient offensive effort against the NAIA Warriors (5-6-1). Snider triggered the attack with a pair of first-half goals. She now has 14 goals this fall, tying for fifth place on Cornell's single-season list.
The Rams opened the scoring on a Stivers feed to Snider at the 29-minute mark. The duo hooked up again three minutes later, this time Snider converting a header on a well-placed corner kick from Stivers.
Waldorf pulled within 2-1 on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. But senior goalkeeper Chelsea Harris held the guests in check the rest of the way in recording her fourth complete-game win of the year.
Junior Victoria Rothe gave the Rams a key insurance goal at the 69-minute mark, connecting on a pass from sophomore Sarah Calhoun. Stivers finished the scoring on an assisted marker from senior Kendra Wisely with less than four minutes to go. It was Stivers' 10th goal of the season, and Wisely's team-high seventh assist.
Harris collected a season-high 12 saves at goal. Waldorf fired 10 shots in each half. The Rams attempted 13 total shots.
Coming up – The Rams (1-3 MWC) seek their third straight win Saturday in a noon Homecoming match with Midwest Conference leader Monmouth (6-3, 3-0 MWC).