ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's soccer team will compete in its first MIAA Tournament Championship game on Saturday (Nov. 5), following a 3-1 defeat over Hope College in the Semifinals today November 3 on the field of Performance Stadium.
All three of Adrian's goals came off the foot of sophomore Sam Barker, marking her third-career hat trick and first of the season. To add to her accolades, Barker now has 101 career points, surpassing Lindsay Chitwood (98 points, 2006-09) for first all-time.
Barker's first goal came in the 10 minute mark after she received a nice cross from junior Lauren Cozzi who created some room between the Hope's defense. Barker scored once more before halftime (31:10) off a penalty kick.
Picking up where she left off, Barker earned a hat trick with a goal at the 54th minute mark off a deflection from Hope's goalie. Barker made a nice move initially to get past Hope's defense and showed nice awareness to capitalize off the deflection.
Hope's Nora Kirk scored late (80:03) with Maria DeShaw picking up the assist.
In the net for the Bulldogs, junior Chayna Wallace garnered six saves in 82 minutes of play.
Adrian outshot the Flying Dutch 13-11.
Adrian (17-4) will host Alma (17-3-1) in the MIAA Tournament Championship on Saturday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m.