ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's soccer team has hit a scoring slump being shutout for the second straight home game with a 2-0 loss against Calvin College on Wednesday (Sept. 24) evening. The Bulldogs (4-4-1, 3-3 MIAA) entered the contest tied for third with nine points in the league standings and remain tied with Alma who was idle today. The two teams will have a critical matchup in Alma on Saturday (Sept. 27).
The difference in the contest was that the Knights capitalized on their scoring chances. Adrian finished with two shots on goal with their best scoring chance coming on a second half shot that Erin Weide took, which Jenna Shelton made a diving stop in her right near the post. In the first half, Christine Crowell also had a long distance shot which Shelton made a jumping save near the crossbar.
Calvin broke into the scoring column at 36:09 as Christina Drost scored her first goal of the season. Drost broke late on a ball that was played from right wing to the far post from Anica Pausma and hit a volley into the lower left corner. The Knights added insurance at 51:21 as Sydney Barcey scored her first goal of the season. She took a lob pass into the 18-yard box from Kailey Jo and dribbled to about 15 yards before shooting lower right corner past a diving Lexi Lewandowski.
"This was a game played largely in the midfield and there weren't too many shots on either end," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "On one hand, there was some progress in terms of our ball winning and pass completion, but at the end of the day we need to be the high-octane offense that we're capable of being. We've got to improve in the attacking third, and we'll look to address it in training over the next two days before Alma."