Bulldogs Use Penalty Kicks to Defeat St. Mary's on the Road

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Adrian College women's soccer team scored twice on penalty kicks to defeat St. Mary's 2-0 and extend the team's winning streak to three. Caroline Fleming and Kirsten Chambers were the goal scorers for the Bulldogs.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 2, St. Mary's 0

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana (Purcell Athletic Fields)

Records: Adrian (13-5-2, 10-4-2 MIAA), St. Mary's (1-17, 0-16 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Caroline Fleming scored in the 18th minute after a foul on a St. Mary's player in the box that allowed for a penalty kick chance to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.

Adrian outshot the Belles 14-1 in the first half but was only able to score on the penalty kick attempt. The Bulldogs also held advantages in corner kicks 4-1 in the first half. 

The second half went much like the first with Adrian outshooting St. Mary's 17-0, but the only score in the second half happened after another Belle penalty in the box that had Kirsten Chambers taking the second penalty kick attempt and scoring.

Ayverie Giller made one save to preserve the shutout, her seventh of the season.

TOP DOGS

• Chambers had a team-high seven shot attempts, three of which were on goal. 

• Fleming tallied five shot attempts, three on goal.

Claire Baghera recorded two shots on goal. 

Allyse Zondlak, Tayler O'Dell, Brooke Teska, and Rachel Rodeheffer each added one shot on goal.

THE OPPOSITION

• Megan Saunders was the only St. Mary's player to have a shot on goal. 

• Thalia Robles saved nine of the 11 shots she faced in the losing effort. 

QUOTES

"It took us a while to find our rhythm, but we were able to get the win, earn a shutout, and rest a few of our starters, so it's a success from all angles.  We'll use the next two days to prepare for the tournament and keep this season going as long as we possibly can." - Head Coach Ali Alamdari

MIAA TOURNAMENT

With the win, Adrian wins its third game in the row and locks up the third spot in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) standings with 32 points on the year.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs will travel to Olivet on Thursday, November 2 in the semifinal round of the MIAA Tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., ET.

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