Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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Iowa Western Cruises to 5-0 Victory

November 12, 2012 - Third-seeded Iowa Western Community College cruised past 10th-seeded College of Lake County in Monday's third game of the opening day of the 2012 NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Championship Tournament at Melbourne Central Catholic, blanking the Lancers 5-0.

Iowa Western, which improved to 18-1-1, plays sixth-seeded Monroe County Community College, 17-1-0, of Rochester, N.Y. at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Lake County, which dropped to 16-2-1, plays Monroe at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Much like Monday's first two games matching top-seeded and lower-seeded teams, Iowa Western dominated play, giving Lake County precious few chances at scoring while having the run of the field and keeping Lancers goalkeeper Chelsea Knaack busy.

In all three of Monday's first matches the higher seed recorded a shutout.

Freshman Michaela Moore scored twice for Iowa Western while sophomore Taylor Samsel, freshman Kasandra Anderson and freshman Juliana Oliveira added single goals.

Moore was pleased with her performance.

"I think I played pretty well today and I think my whole team did," she said. "We're pretty happy to come out with a 5-0 victory. But there's still room for improvement."

Iowa Western head coach Brad Silvey had similar sentiments.

"We're definitely a performance-based team and we'll definitely take the win," he said. "Not the best game in my opinion in terms of our ability to create the opportunities and change the point of attack and be dynamic within our attack.

"They had a pesky defense. It made it a little difficult on us and disrupted us on occasion."

Lake County head coach Saverio Traversa gave credit to Iowa Western.

"Iowa Western is a great team," he said. "We had our chances early on. We just ran out of gas. I changed tactics as the game went on. Nothing worked."