ADRIAN, Mich. – The nationally-ranked Hope College women's soccer team eked by a pesky Adrian College squad by a score of 1-0 Saturday at Docking Stadium. The visiting Flying Dutch, who are rated 15th by D3soccer.com and appear 24th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III top 25 poll, improve to 11-2-1 overall and 8-1-1 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Bulldogs fall to 3-5-6 on the season, 1-5-4 in the MIAA.
The Bulldogs' defense, led by senior goalkeeper Lexi Lewandowski, played tough all game. She stopped eight of Hope's nine shots on goal and her teammates held the Flying Dutch scoreless in the first half.
Hope's Elizabeth Perkins would score the game-winning goal in the 57th minute off the assist from teammate Allie Wittenbach, cutting across the grain just inside the box and shooting the ball inside the left post. The goal snapped Adrian's scoreless streak against opponents at home at 496 minutes and 13 seconds, as the Bulldogs' last four contests at Docking Stadium ended in a double-overtime scoreless draw.
The Bulldogs will look to turn things around Tuesday, October 13, when they host the Alma Scots in another MIAA affair. Game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m., start.