ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's soccer team continued to stay perfect in conference play, defeating Kalamazoo 2-0 on Sunday, Oct. 7 in a match that was rescheduled from the day before.
Final Score: Adrian 2, Kalamazoo 0
Location: Adrian, Mich. (Docking Stadium)
Records: Adrian 7-4-1 (4-0 MIAA), Kalamazoo 6-5-1 (1-3 MIAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Adrian immediately put on the offensive pressure, scoring in the first minute when junior Caroline Fleming found the back of the net for the early lead. Sophomore Megan Louwers found Fleming streaking past the Kalamazoo defense and Fleming was able to put the ball past the keeper charging out to corral it.
The next, and final, goal wouldn't come until the 63rd minute when Louwers scored a goal of her own to double the lead and seal the deal. Similar to the first tally, freshman McKenna Mahoney found Louwers splitting the Hornet's defense and Louwers was able to finish to make it 2-0.
• Fleming and Louwers each netted their fifth goal of the year in the victory.
• Louwers and Mahoney each picked up their third assist of the season.
• Junior Ayverie Giller picked up the shutout win for the Bulldogs today. The Black and Gold's defense has only given up two goals in their last six matches.
• Sarah George led the Hornets in shots with four and had both of their shots on goal.
• Goalkeeper Hannah Wolfe made four saves in the match.
"We knew that Kalamazoo would be a challenging test. They're another regionally ranked opponent that's very well coached and they're able to make in-game adjustments that can make it tough to get a result. Our backs did a fantastic job of absorbing the pressure in critical moments to make the early goal stand before we iced it late." – Head Coach Ali Alamdari
"This wasn't our cleanest game in terms of possession and decision making, but we've talked a lot this year about how this isn't a game of perfection, it's a game of persistence. Our ability to fight through and eventually get the second goal was huge in securing the win." – Alamdari
"Before the season started, we knew this week could make or break our season and our positive results have set us up for a showdown on Saturday with major title implications. Hope is extremely talented this year with a ton of senior leadership, so we're looking forward to a great MIAA battle. We'll use this week to get some rest, heal up, and focus on getting the result we want on Saturday." – Alamdari
The Bulldogs continue their three-match home stand when they host Hope on Saturday, Oct. 13 at noon and then welcome St. Mary's on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
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