D&E, ABU earn G-MAC tourney wins

ELKINS -Davis & Elkins and Alderson Broaddus earned wins on Saturday in opening round action of the G-MAC women’s soccer tournament.

The two old rivals will battle each other in semifinal action Thursday at Cedarville, Ohio.

The Senators (10-7-1) erupted for three second-half goals to defeat Salem International, 4-0, at Nuttall Field.

Taylor Morton scored the lone marker of the first half on a free kick in the 34th minute for the hosts.

Kaitlyn Buoni extended the lead to 2-0 in the 52nd minute, while Alison Bogar tacked on the third goal 10 minutes later and Morton capped the scoring with her second free kick goal in the 77th minute.

Ashley Winkelspecht made three saves to pick up the win.

Junior Olivia Augustine scored the game-winning goal in the Battlers’ 1-0 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan at AB Stadium.

Augustine notched her team-leading seventh goal of the season, an unassisted effort, 30:57 into the postseason contest.

She led the Battlers (7-10-2, 6-4-1 G-MAC) with four shots and two shots on goal.

D&E?won both regular-season meetings against AB by scores of 3-0 and 1-0.