Bulldogs Sweep Blue Devils in Season Opener

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's soccer team start the season with a 3-0 sweep of Lawrence Tech on Thursday night at Docking Stadium.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Lawrence Tech 0

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)

Records: Adrian (1-0), Lawrence Tech (3-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: Adrian 1. Lawrence Tech 0

• Adrian jumped out to a 1-0 lead after senior Sofia Farah scored off a penalty kick in the 11th minute.

• Lawrence Tech had opportunities to score in the first half but fail to capitalize on any of them.

• The Blue Devils outshot the Bulldogs in the first half 10-7 and also had all five corner kicks in the half

• "For the first half, we definitely looked like a team playing its first match.  Our communication and possession were not up to par, and frankly we were fortunate to be up 1-nil at the half," said Head Coach Ali Alamdari.

Second Half: Adrian 3, Lawrence Tech 0

Mackenzie Wilcox scored less than three minutes into the second half off a perfect cross from senior Carlin O'Malley to put Adrian up 2-0.

• Freshman Kimberly Lindberg would score the final goal for the Bulldogs putting the ball in the top right corner of the net 20-yards away from the goal

• Both teams were even in shots for the second half at four a piece.

• Adrian edged Lawrence Tech 4-2 in corner kicks for the final half.

• "Once the second half started, we looked more like the team that's shown up in training everyday," added Alamdari.

TOP DOGS

• Farah scored one goal on two shots, Wilcox scored one goal on one shot and Lindberg scored one goal on two shots (both shots were on goal).

Emily Theisen and Carlin O'Malley each had one assist

• Senior Goalkeeper Haley Barnes recorded five saves on her way to her first shutout of the season

THE OPPOSITION

• Tia Lamie attempted five shots (one on goal)

• Ally Nyboer recorded three shots and Danielle Edwards tallied two (both on goal)

UP NEXT

• The Bulldogs travel to face Grove City on Saturday, September 3 at 1:00 p.m.

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