Sophomore forward Courtney Pomeroy (St. Clair Shores, Mich./Lake Shore) picked a great time for her first two goals of the season on Wednesday afternoon in a 2-0 win over Hope to begin the MIAA portion of the schedule.
The Bulldogs improved to 7-1-2 overall and pitched their fifth shutout of the season in the victory. Adrian has now posted a nine-game unbeaten streak.
Freshman forward Sam Barker (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) assisted on both Pomeroy's goals showing her unselfish nature. Pomeroy's first goal was set up perfectly by Barker. She dribbled into the box and fired a shot which was saved and the ball bounced right back to her. Barker then skipped a pass over to Pomeroy who had a good look and buried it from nine yards out at 15:46.
The Bulldogs carried their slim lead into the second half and put pressure on the Flying Dutch right away. Senior midfielder Tessa Kellar (Novi, Mich./Farmington Hills Mercy) found a streaking Barker who carried the ball downfield before faking a shot and passing it to a wide open Pomeroy who easily scored from six yards out at 55:28.
Hope's best chance to score in the second half came at 67:02 as Raisa Yewah headed the ball wide left from just outside the box which would have cut the lead in half. Kelsey Bos made 10 saves for Hope (3-6-1, 0-1 MIAA) as Adrian outshot the visitors, 16-11, including a 12-5 edge in shots on goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Chayna Wallace (Bedford, Mich./Bedford) made five saves in earning the shutout. She is now 6-1-2 in net with a 0.57 goals against average. Barker now has 30 points this season which is one point shy of the single-season school record shared by Amy Buchanan (1990) and Lori Hodges (1992).