Updated: Apr 29
Eric Welch, Staff Writer
UM-Dearborn celebrates Senior Day on their last game of the regular season. Photo//Alana Dackiw
The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team earned their third victory of the season on Saturday, Oct. 22. The team traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take on the Indiana Tech Warriors, beating them 1-0.
Senior midfielder Gabriella Teems scored the only goal in the match, unassisted in the 20th minute, leading the Wolverines to victory. The strong goaltending of freshman Amelia Strochine secured the win for the Wolverines. Strochine saved all six of the Warriors’ shots, earning the shutout.
Next up for the Wolverines was a Wednesday night thriller as they welcomed Siena Heights to Star International Academy on Oct. 26. The Siena Heights Saints are one of the top teams in the WHAC, and the Wolverines battled them to the end of a scoreless tie.
Once again, Strochine was outstanding, playing the entire 90-minute contest. With the help of a strong defense in front of her, she was able to stop all six shots she faced. The Wolverines had three shot attempts by sophomore Juju Kleit, junior Sam Kuszynski, and freshman Nadia Saab, but none were able to find the back of the net.
Finally, the Lourdes University Gray Wolves handed Dearborn a 2-0 loss at Star International Academy, spoiling Senior Day for the Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Wolverines started the game strong, controlling the first half and out-shooting the Gray Wolves 5-2. Unfortunately, nothing got past Lourdes’ goalie Emmy Rodger. The visiting team took control in the second half, scoring two goals within 10 minutes of each other. Both goals were scored by Lourdes player Chloe Shaffer.
UM-Dearborn was once again led on offense by Teems, who had four total shots, three of which were on goal. Strochine played another complete game, managing four saves in the contest.
The loss knocked the Wolverines out of the WHAC women’s soccer tournament. Cornerstone University grabbed the 8th seed, beating out UM-Dearborn, Concordia (AA), and Indiana Tech based on their 1-0-2 record against the trio of schools.
The match concluded the regular season for the Wolverines, dropping their record to 3-8-3 and 2-7-2 in the WHAC.