HOLLAND, Mich. – The Adrian College women's soccer team has made a habit of needing more than 90 minutes to complete a match. The Bulldogs (2-2-1, 1-1 MIAA) stretched into overtime for the fourth straight time and ultimately dropped a 2-1 decision at Hope College on Thursday (Sept. 11).
Hope wasted little time in taking a 1-0 lead as Erin Jipping's second goal of the season at 5:29 was a deflection in the box unassisted. Adrian held their composure and ended the first half being outshot 9-2 overall and yet trailed by just a goal.
Senior Sophie Rammal scored her first goal of the season at 52:26 with Tori Foote getting an assist. Rammal took advantage of a turnover just outside the box and used some finesse to put the ball over the goal line.
Hope responded with the game-winner at 99:49 just 11 seconds before the end of the first overtime. Sarah Fazio's first goal of the season came with an assist from Lindsey Bieri on a pass across the top of the box and a finish into the side net from around 16 yards.
Lexi Lewandowski kept her team in the game with 11 saves. Adrian mustered two shots on goal and four total shots for the match. Lauren Badalamente had the other shot on goal for Adrian and the Flying Dutch did well in containing senior Erin Weide. The Bulldogs concluded a five-match road stretch tonight and will host Albion in their home opener on Saturday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m.
It was a very good performance as the team came on strong in second half and overtime," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "Both teams had chances to finish it with many positive things to take away as we move forward. We are looking forward to the home opener on Saturday night."