For the second time in her career, sophomore midfielder Kelly Siewers had a two-goal game, tallying both goals in the second-half to give the Phoenix a 2-0 win over Chattanooga Sunday afternoon in Tennessee.
Although possession in the first half was controlled by the Phoenix, the score remained scoreless at the half, despite Elon outshooting the Mocs three to two. Of those five shots, only one was on target, by Elon freshman defender Jill Richards.
The Phoenix continued with more of the same early on in the second half, as a shot from sophomore forward Susannah Anderson narrowly went over the crossbar.
The Phoenix finally put the ball in the back of the net in the 53rd minute, when Siewers headed a left-side cross by sophomore forward Sydney Schilling to give the Phoenix the lead.
Siewers struck again in the 84th minute, this time with her feet. She took a touch from freshman midfielder Nyah Spearman and lobbed it over the Chattanooga keeper to all but ensure a Phoenix victory.
hile there were plenty of shots coming from both sides (11 for the Phoenix, six for the Mocs), each side only had three shots on goal each. This was also the second shutout of the season for the Phoenix in three games, and their fourth consecutive win over Chattanooga, a former Southern Conference foe.
After a four game road trip to start the season, which included a canceled game, the Phoenix (2-1) begin their home slate Friday, Sept. 4 against North Florida. Chattanooga dropped to 0-3.