Bulldogs Win in Overtime, 2-1, on Senior Day

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College women's soccer team defeated St. Mary's 2-1 in overtime on senior day. The Bulldogs outshot the Belles 33-3 in the game (13-2 shots on goal).

"I think the shot count is reflective of the flow of the match," said Head Coach Ali Alamdari. "Our girls were perhaps a bit too anxious to send our seniors off with a win and it affected the quality of our ball-striking and finishing.  Once we settled down at halftime, we started to find our rhythm.

The seven seniors on the team were honored at halftime and the win allows them to walk off their home field with a win.

"We can't say enough about these seven seniors and the contributions that they've made to our program," Alamdari stated. "We challenged them with leading a culture change, and every single one of them has risen to the occasion.  This is a very special group and we're all thrilled that they get to walk off this field for the last time with another notch in the win column.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 2, St. Mary's 1

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)

Records: Adrian (7-10-1, 5-9-1), St. Mary's (1-16-0, 0-15-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half: St. Mary's 1, Adrian 0

- St. Mary's struck in the first half, Jennifer Buck scored off a cross from teammate Kellen Hinchey to give the Belles the 1-0 lead.

- Adrian only allowed St. Mary's to attempt two shots in the half, both were on goal, while the Bulldogs attempted 13 shots, four on goal.

Second Half: Adrian 1, St. Mary's 1

- Senior, Emily Theisen knotted up the score in the 47th minute, scoring off a rebound from a Caroline Fleming shot.

- The Bulldogs continued to pressure the Belles for the remainder of the half, but were unable to score the game-winning goal before time expired in regulation.

Overtime: Adrian 2, St. Mary's 1

- Adrian only needed 3:17 of overtime to finish off St. Mary's. Kirsten Chambers scored off an assist from Brooke Teska to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 victory.

UP NEXT

- Adrian will wrap up the season with a game at Albion on Halloween night at 7:00 p.m.

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