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Borom Strikes Twice In Victory Over Holy Cross
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Goshen College (3-2-1)202
Holy Cross College (2-3)101
Notre Dame, IN
Scoring Summary
14:19Lynch-Pastoor, Marij (Holy Cross College)
118:01Taliah Borom (Goshen College)
142:32Taliah Borom (Goshen College)
Goshen CollegeIndv. LeadersHoly Cross College
#24 Taliah Borom - 2Goals#4 Lynch-Pastoor, Marij - 1
NoneAssists #13 Strickland, Brooke - 1
#17 Londyn Feasel - 5Shots #4 Lynch-Pastoor, Marij - 3
#50 Katie Baer - 2Saves #1 Klott, Carley - 12
Goshen CollegeTeam StatisticsHoly Cross College
21 (14)Shots (on goal) 6 (3)
2Saves 12
6Fouls 6
2Corner Kicks 1
1Offsides 0
Women's Soccer - Wed, Sep. 13, 2017

By Chandler Ingle
Sports Information Intern

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Taliah Borom continued her red-hot sophomore campaign by registering her fifth and sixth goals of the past four games to give the Goshen College women's soccer team a 2-1 victory Wednesday evening at Holy Cross College.

Action in the first frame began quickly as Holy Cross' Marijka Lynch-Pastor sailed a shot past Goshen goalkeeper Katie Baer in the fifth minute, giving the Saints (2-3) a 1-0 lead in the game and a 20-1 aggregate scoring edge in their last 210 minutes. The goal was Lynch-Pastor's 12th of the season and 24th point accounted for, which ties her for second in the NAIA in both categories.

Borom had something to say amidst the Lynch-Pastor hype by finding the net just under 14 minutes later and then once again in the 43rd minute to seal the Maple Leaf victory. Each of Borom's goals were unassisted. The sophomore now sits in second place in the Crossroads League for total goals this season after not finding the back of the net at all as a freshman.

"I was pleased with our ability to fight back after going down a goal, which is not easy to do on the road," said Goshen coach Scott Gloden. "Katie Baer overcame her early mistake to play a phenomenal game. If we can clean up our couple of mistakes, we will be really tough to beat, but we came out flat and didn't have the passion that we usually do."

Goshen (3-2-1) registered 21 shot attempts throughout the contest, 14 of which were on goal, while conceding six and three respectively. Londyn Feasel led the Leafs with five shots on goal in as many tries. The volume of scoring opportunities forced Holy Cross goalie Carley Klott to register a hearty day's work at the office, making 12 saves.

Klott did not get much help on the offensive end as Holy Cross only attempted six total shots. Three were on goal, all by Lynch-Pastor. The two saves by Baer send her to 31 in her freshman season thus far, nearly halfway to cracking Goshen's career top 10.

Borom's six career goals pull her into a tie with senior Lena Charles for first on the team: a central defender, Charles has scored exactly twice in each of her first three seasons. Borom needs one more strike to tie Ginyce Haywood's team-high mark of seven from a year ago and two more to match Katelyn Vendrely's eight-goal 2012 season that stands as GC's best individual output of the last decade.

The Goshen women will look to build upon their win this Saturday at home against Cornerstone University. The 4 p.m. start will serve as Goshen's Senior Day (in the final non-conference home game) and GC Soccer Camp Day.