10-Game Unbeaten Streak Snapped by Albion, 3-2, in Double Overtime

10-Game Unbeaten Streak Snapped by Albion, 3-2, in Double Overtime

ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 matchup against Albion in double overtime on Tuesday afternoon snapping a 10-game unbeaten and a three-game winning streak by the Bulldogs (8-2-2, 2-1 MIAA). The Bulldogs had a fight on their hands against a Briton squad that entered the contest with just one win this season.

Adrian scored first at 14:28 as Tessa Kellar took a pass from Sam Barker and shot from inside the box into the lower right corner. Rachel Kain tied the game at 1-1 at 30:25 as she used a back heal to beat keeper Chayna Wallace inside the box with an assist from Lauren Eckler.
Albion took a 2-1 lead just 4:16 later as Hannah Mills scored her first goal of the season off a direct free kick from the left wing about 26 yards out. Her shot was right along  the turf and a diving Wallace could not get to the left post in time.
In the second half, it was Adrian who came out strong and forced the tempo. The Bulldogs got a corner kick and Patti Vaassen took the kick and lobbed it into the box as Barker headed it home at 58:42 to knot things up at 2-2.
Barker went out of the game with an apparent injury late in the second half but not before she set the single-season goals record (15) off the header. The contest went into overtime and then double overtime as Albion got a break in Adrian's defensive end and capitalized. Eckler got free from about 20 yards out straight on and fired a shot over the head of Wallace at 104:23 to end the game with an assist from Lauren Beck.
Kellar scored her fifth career goal in the contest and Barker now has 39 points this season. Wallace made seven saves in net but it was the first time this season the team had allowed more than two goals in a game. Adrian had not allowed a goal since September 19 at Elmhurst going three straight games without allowing a goal. Adrian outshot Albion, 22-16, including a 11-10 edge in shots on goal. Adrian also outshot Albion, 13-6, in the second half.
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