ADRIAN, Mich. – The Bulldogs met Keuka College Friday afternoon as they looked to secure their first home victory of 2014. Adrian jumped out to a four-goal first half lead and held off Keuka in the second half as they went on to take down the Storm, 12-7. This win puts the Bulldogs to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 at Docking Stadium.
The first half saw the Bulldogs take the early 1-0 lead as TaShina Salas scored her 11th of the season at the 26:33 mark from Brianna Plester. The Storm answered quickly as they tied the score at 1-1 just 45 seconds later. The Bulldogs immediately responded as they scored the next three goals to jump out to a 4-1 lead with 13:51 left in the first half. Maddie Dugan scored her 14th of the season and Salas added the next two, the first coming from Sarah Connelly. Keuka would answer to bring the score to 4-2 before Hannah Early would score three straight to bring her season total to 12. Early scored her first two on a free position shot and her third came from Dugan to put the Bulldogs ahead 7-2 with 6:56 left in the half. The Storm would score once more, but the Bulldogs controlled the first 30 minutes by a score of 7-3.
The second half started with Keuka scoring the first two goals to cut the Adrian lead to 7-5. Early then answered for the Bulldogs as she scored at the 20:51 mark to leave the score at 8-5 in favor of Adrian. Keuka would once again fight back as they scored with 15:54 on the clock to cut the Bulldog lead to two goals. Adrian then put the game away as they scored the next four goals to leave the Storm behind 12-6 with 3:23 remaining. Plester scored twice more and both Salas and Early would add another to cap the Adrian scoring. Keuka would score once more before the final horn but the Bulldogs secured their victory, 12-7.
Jul Tehovnik (2-4) made the start in goal as she made 15 saves and added one ground ball.
Brianna Plester scored two goals, added two assists, compiled 10 draw controls and recorded three ground balls. Hannah Early scored five goals and TaShina Salas scored four times.
The Bulldogs will see action again tomorrow when they host Mount Union at 4 p.m.