ADRIAN, Mich. - After a slow start in the first half on Saturday (Oct. 18), the Adrian College women's soccer team found their groove with three second-half goals in a 3-1 win over visiting Trine. It was a very important win for the Bulldogs who are still in the thick of a playoff spot in the MIAA. At this juncture of the season, three points is a very big deal.
Trine controlled tempo in the first half as Adrian could only muster one shot on goal in the opening 45 minutes. The Thunder took a 1-0 lead into the break as Gabriele Guilliod scored at 38:14 with an assist from Katie Wilson. Taylor Royce made three saves and was lifted in place of Lexi Lewandowski in the second half. Adrian evened the match at 50:10 as Katt Sutherland scored unassisted for her second goal of the season.
It was just one minute later when Sophie Rammal scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Lauren Badalamente. The Bulldogs iced it away at 74:12 as Ellery Karsten scored her second of the year with Carmina Lizyness getting the assist. Adrian held a 7-5 edge in shots on goal. Lizyness and Sutherland each led the team with two shots on goal. The Bulldogs have a big road match at Kalamazoo on Wednesday, Oct. 22 against the second-place Hornets beginning at 7 p.m.
"Trine is such an underrated team in this conference," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "They have the ability to move the ball around well throughout the midfield and they made us pay for our sloppy passing in the first half. We needed the girls to come out firing in the second half, and couldn't have asked for a better response."