Ashley Gogolin opened the scoring and Madison Costner added two of her own to help Columbus Eagles FC over AAFC Lumberjills, 3-0, on Sunday evening.
The win is the first for the Eagles (3-2-3, 11 points) since May 25, and helps the club keep pace with third-place Cincinnati Sirens FC. Motor City FC has already wrapped up the division and Cleveland Ambassadors’ three straight wins have helped them secure second place.
Gogolin’s strike came in the 24th minute from just outside the 18-yard box, and the Eagles kept up the pressure throughout the first half.
Amberly Knox won a penalty just 10 minutes later, but Kathleen Duwve stopped Costner from the spot. Costner made up for it just before the halftime break with a great strike from outside the box.
Costner was unplayable to start the second half and scored her second goal in the 61st minute.
Costner has three goals in her first year as an Eagle, one shy of Alivia Milesky’s team lead. Gogolin’s strike was her second goal of the season.
Columbus had more than 70 percent of possession in the match. Hannah Sargent played in net for the first 45 minutes, and Andrea Vera played the second half to complete the clean sheet, the first for the Eagles since the opening match of the season.
The last two matches of the WPSL season are on the road: Tuesday at Cleveland (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.) at Cincinnati. Both matches will be streamed on the MyCujoo app and here on the club’s website.