GAMBIER, Ohio. – The Adrian College women's soccer team notched its first win of the season on Tuesday, Sep. 4, defeating the Kenyon Ladies by a score of 4-1.
Final Score: Adrian 4, Kenyon 1
Location: Gambier, Ohio (Mavec Field)
Records: Adrian 1-2 (0-0 MIAA), Kenyon 1-1 (0-0 NCAC),
HOW IT HAPPENED
Adrian got on the board first when junior Caroline Fleming was able to take advantage of the ball bouncing off a Kenyon defender and put the ball into the wide open net in the 18th minute. Fleming wasn't finished, and scored her second goal of the game in the 30th minute on a shot from outside the box that she was able to rattle home off the left post to double the Bulldog lead. Adrian was able to knock home one more before halftime, when freshman Molly Safreed scored her second goal in as many games when she got her head on a cross from sophomore Megan Louwers in front of goal in the 36th minute. The Ladies got one back just three minutes into the second half to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 3-1. The Black and Gold responded, as junior Rachel Rodeheffer found the back of the net with her head in the 69th minute. She received the ball off of a corner taken by classmate Claire Baghera to ice the game.
It was all Bulldogs in this game, as they outshot the defending NCAC regular season champion Kenyon Ladies 23-3 in the game, and 9-2 in shots on goal. Adrian was able to hold Kenyon to just one shot in the second half, while taking nine.
• Last year's leading scorer Fleming scored her first two goals of the 2018 campaign.
• Safreed was able to score in back-to-back games, and Rodeheffer scored her first goal of the year and second goal of her career.
• Louwers picked up an assist to go with her goal from the game opener, and Baghera picked up her first assist of the season after finishing second on the team in assists last year.
• Fallon Raviol scored the lone goal for Kenyon and took all of the Ladies' three shots.
• Goalkeeper Columbia Harkrader made five saves on the day.
• "Kenyon is a quality squad coming off of a championship season, so we knew we had to refocus quickly after last weekend in order to get a positive result." - Head Coach Ali Alamdari
• "We've been stressing the importance of making a commitment to being intentional and decisive in every moment. Today, we were relentless in that pursuit and the result showed." – Alamdari
• "This is without a doubt the most difficult schedule we've ever faced, and it only gets tougher this weekend as we travel to Virginia. We're looking forward to the challenge as we continue to grow and develop as a team and move toward our potential." – Alamdari
Adrian now heads to Salem, Virgina for the Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase. The Bulldogs will play hosts Roanoke at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Lynchburg at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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