SALISBURY, Md. - Stevenson women's soccer senior Alexis Siejack scored twice in the second half as the Mustangs defeated Methodist in the season opener for both teams Friday afternoon at the SU Soccer Complex on the campus of Salisbury University.
With the win, the Mustangs (1-0) have won five consecutive season openers and improved their record to 7-2-2 under head coach Graeme Millar. It was also the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The Monarchs (0-1) took an early 1-0 lead in the ninth minute despite the Mustangs' protest for an offside call. Jasmine Newman got a touch on the ball to get around junior Tiffany McKee who came off her line before Newman fired the ball to the back of the net.
Freshman Juliana Portera scored her first career goal to tie the game in the 37th minute with an unassisted tally. She is the first rookie since junior Kellen Wittman to score in the season opener. Wittman was one of three freshmen to score in the 2014 opener.
Siejack scored back-to-back tallies in a 2:26 span with the first on an assist from sophomore Gabriela Young off a corner kick. Siejack then gave the Mustangs a two goal lead with a chip over the goalie from 25 yards out.
It is the fifth multi-goal game for Siejack who ranks sixth all-time in program history with 27 goals.
A 66th minute goal by Methodist cut its deficit back to one, but junior Lauren Spivey extended Stevenson's lead back to two in the 73rd minute on an assist by Wittman. With the assist, Wittman is just five points from cracking the top-10 career list.
The Mustangs dominated the stat sheet, outshooting the Monarchs, 27-9 while holding a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
Due to incoming weather from Hurricane Hermine, Saturday's game versus Meredith has been cancelled. Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday, September 7 when the Mustangs travel to Gettysburg beginning at 7:00 p.m.