Women's Soccer Takes Preseason #1 Grove City to Brink in 2OT

Women's Soccer Takes Preseason #1 Grove City to Brink in 2OT

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Adrian College women's soccer team lost a heartbreaker on Saturday, Sep. 1, falling to the Presidents' Athletic Conference preseason #1 Grove City 2-1 in double overtime.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Grove City 2, Adrian 1

Location: Grove City, Pa. (College Field)

Records: Grove City 1-1 (0-0 PAC), Adrian 0-2 (0-0 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Grove City opened up the scoring first, getting on the board in the 35th minute. But just like yesterday, Adrian was quick to respond as freshman Molly Safreed scored her first career goal in the 38th minute to draw the Bulldogs level. Junior Caroline Fleming sent a free kick into the box where freshman McKenna Mahoney got was able to put her head to the ball and send it off the crossbar. The ball came of the bar right to Safreed who was able to knock it home for the goal. The rest of the game went by without another goal until Adrian was called for a foul in its own penalty area in double overtime. Grove City was able to convert on the ensuing penalty kick in the 109th minute to take the victory.

The Bulldogs looked strides ahead of yesterday's game and were all over the Wolverines for most of the contest. The Black and Gold nearly doubled Grove City's shot totals, sending 25 shots towards to goalframe to their opponents' 14 (15-11 on goal).

TOP DOGS

• Safreed found the back of the net for the first goal of her collegiate career and took a total of five shots.

• Fleming and sophomore Megan Louwers combined for nine total shots, while sophomore Raquel Church put all three of her shots attempts on net.

• Junior goalkeeper Ayverie Giller was busy throughout the game, playing all 110 minutes and making nine saves on the day.

THE OPPOSITION

• Katie Stonkus scored first for the Wolverines and Michaela Burke delivered the winning penalty kick.

• Goalkeeper Columbia Harkrader stopped 14 shots in the contest.

QUOTABLE

• "It's a cruel game at times; we had a terrific bounce back performance after yesterday's effort and controlled much of the game today against a top team." - Head Ali Alamdari

• "We generated a ton of quality offense but just have to be more intentional and decisive with our chances so that we don't allow games like this to come down to the wire." – Alamdari

• "Maybe it's not the result we deserved, but this is an experience that will serve us well down the stretch." – Alamdari

 

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs will now travel to Kenyon on Tuesday, Sep. 4 before heading to Salem, Virginia for the Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase this weekend.

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