On a night when the Raven women's soccer team celebrated both their 2013 Seniors and Homecoming, Benedictine picked up its second straight HAAC win in as many matches on Saturday as they earned a 3-0 win over Culver-Stockton College.
Benedictine (8-5-2 overall; 3-2 HAAC) used a three-goal second half to picked up the win and continued to climb back up the ladder in conference play as they no hold sole possession of third place with two matches remaining.
After playing to a scoreless draw after the first 45 minutes of action. Benedictine scored its first goal during the 54th minute of play.
For good measure, Smith tacked on one final goal on the night, taking a pass from Moira Cullings during the 73rd minute to push the Ravens final advantage to 3-0.
After holding a 7-1 advantage in shots in the first, the Ravens turned up the offensive intensity another notch in the second half as they outshot the Wildcats 15-4 to finish the match with a 22-5 advantage.
Benedictine finished with eight shots on goal while limiting Culver-Stockton to just two over the course of the 90 minute match.
Keepers Ashley Holland and Sally Feldewart combined for the shutout. Holland played just over 80 minutes in goal and was credited with both Benedictine saves while Feldewart finished off the final 10 minutes of the match.
Benedictine remains at home for their two matches of the regular season. They host No. 22 Graceland University at 5 p.m. Tuesday before wrapping up the 2013 regular season at home a week from today with a 5 p.m. match against MNU.