ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's soccer team suffered its first loss in conference play to Hope by a score of 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Final Score: No. 17 Hope 1, Adrian 0
Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)
Records: Hope 10-1-2 (4-0-1 MIAA), Adrian 7-5-1 (4-1-0 MIAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The first half was a defensive battle, with only five shots finding their way on net. It was mostly even, with Hope taking three and Adrian two.
It wouldn't be until the 81st minute when the tie would be broken, as the Flying Dutch were able to slip one into the Bulldogs' net. Hope was awarded a corner and the ensuing ball led to a scrum in the box where the Flying Dutch were able to knock it home.
• Junior Caroline Fleming took both of Adrian's shots on goal.
• Junior Ayverie Giller made eight saves in the loss.
• Rylie Dalton scored the match's only goal.
• Goalkeeper Jordanne Ellingboe made two saves for her eighth clean sheet.
"Hope is an experienced squad with a ton of senior leadership and depth, and they did well in grinding out the result on a late play. This was a match worthy of the anticipation, and an extremely valuable experience for our young lineup." – Head Coach Ali Alamdari
"Our backs absorbed pressure and won balls exceptionally well. We'll continue to work on the little things that will allow us to build and attack with more focus and success against top teams." – Alamdari
"Our attention is already on the next match, it's all about maximizing points in these last three MIAA games to stay in the mix for a conference championship and first round bye in the tournament." – Alamdari
The Bulldogs wrap-up their three-match home stand on Tuesday, Oct. 16 when they host St. Mary's at 7 p.m. It's the last conference home match on the year for the Black and Gold.
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