Updated: Apr 29
Eric Welch, Staff Writer
The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team lost their WHAC opener on the road Saturday, falling to the Madonna University Crusaders 2-0.
Madonna started the game strong, forcing Wolverine goalie and freshman Amelia Strochine to make some big saves. The Crusaders were able to get one past Strochine in the 34th minute to take a 1-0 lead. The Madonna goal scored by Holly McManus was assisted by Kristen Foor. The Crusaders added an insurance goal on a penalty kick by Victory Sia in the 43rd minute.
Last week’s University of Michigan-Dearborn player of the week senior Gabriella Teems had another strong game with two scoring chances in the first half.
The Wolverines fought hard in the second half, but were unable to get anything by Crusader goalie Brooke Bruletti.
This is Dearborn’s second consecutive loss, dropping their record to 1-2-1 overall and 0-1 in the WHAC. The team is averaging 1.5 goals per game while also allowing 1.5 goals per game through the first four matches of the season.
The Wolverines took seven shots with four on goal, all saved by Bruletti, earning her the shutout victory. The Crusaders had 10 shots with five on goal. Strochine had three saves in the contest for Dearborn. Both teams finished the match with seven fouls apiece.
UM-Dearborn welcomes the Aquinas Saints (5-2-1 overall, 1-0 in WHAC) to Star International Academy for a contest Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The match will be another big test for the Wolverines, as the Saints have been one of the top teams in the conference.