Updated: Apr 29
Eric Welch, Staff Writer
The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team lost to the Rochester University Warriors 2-1 on their home pitch Wednesday night. It was a cold, windy night with a temperature of 46 degrees at kickoff.
The Wolverines looked cold as the Warriors dominated the first half, getting two goals past freshman goalie Amelia Strochine. The first came from forward Sammie Springer when she scored with a header off a corner kick in the 10th minute. The Warriors’ second goal was scored ten minutes later when a shot by defender Isabella Ames found the back of the net.
UM-Dearborn came out in the second half ready to play. Senior midfielder Katherine Costello excited fans with some fancy footwork that resulted in a shot on goal in the 46th minute. The hard work paid off when junior Olivia McKellar’s shot got past Warrior goalie Annabelle Yeloushan, cutting the deficit in half. They would not get any closer.
The cold weather appeared to affect the players as Dearborn saw five athletes go down with injuries during the contest, including starting goaltender Strochine. The frustration for the Wolverines was evident as they accumulated more fouls than shots. The team committed 10 fouls in the contest with the referee issuing two yellow cards. The Wolverines were only able to attempt five shots on goal.
The Warriors ended the contest with nine shots on goal and only five fouls, three of which resulted in yellow cards. The win improved Rochester’s record to 7-5-2 and 3-4-1 in the WHAC.
The loss drops UM-Dearborn’s record to 2-7-2 and 1-6-1 in the WHAC. The Wolverines travel to Indiana Tech (4-7-3, 2-4-2 WHAC) on Saturday, October 22nd for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.