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Women’s soccer falls in second half

Roger An
Contributing Writer

Soccer games can end up being nailbiters, where one or two goals typically make the difference between the win or loss. The College of Wooster women’s soccer team fought hard but came up a bit short 0-1 to Case Western Reserve on Saturday.

The Fighting Scots were on an eight game home winning streak prior to this match. In the first half, the two teams were neck and neck offensively, each team amassing six shots.

Erica White ’19 almost tallied the first goal of the game in the 21st minute when she lofted a shot that was narrowly blocked by a diving Case Western goalie. Four minutes later, goalie Maddy Ireton ’19 had a game-changing save when she narrowly deflected a shot by Case Western.

In the second half, Case picked up their intensity and displayed more ball control than they had in the first half, controlling most of the tempo. In the 83rd minute, Case Western lofted a shot just over Ireton for what would end up being the game-winning goal.

Assistant coach Wes Davis said, “It was a game of two halves. We had a lot of quality possessions and good opportunities in the first half. They came out in the second half, and changed the tide.”

Head coach David Brown said, “It was a good overall performance, we competed for all 90 minutes against a very good team. Our defensive shape was good, and the chances that we created in the first half gave us the opportunity to win the game.”

The Scots will resume play on Wednesday Oct. 26 at Allegheny College.

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