Eric Welch, Staff Writer
The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team lost Wednesday night to the nationally ranked #17 Aquinas Saints. The Saints beat the Wolverines by a score of 3-0.
Aquinas dominated the first half, scoring early when junior Avery Tack’s shot got past junior goalie Amber Festian and found the back of the net in the sixth minute. The Wolverines continued to fight hard but still went into the half down 1-0.
Aquinas came out in the second half looking every bit like the nationally ranked team they are. The Saints scored a pair of goals in the second half by a pair of Hannah’s - senior Crum and graduate student Bowling - to take a commanding lead.
Once again, senior Gabriella Teems was outstanding for the Wolverines as well as senior Katherine Costello, both with quality scoring chances in the contest. Sophomore Emmi Pinkowski added to the excitement when her shot got past Saints freshman goalie Kayla Shuk but then rolled harmlessly wide right of the net.
The Wolverines finished with one shot in each half, giving them a total of two for the match. The Saints finished with 12 total shots. Dearborn goalies, junior Amber Festian and freshman Morgan Forbis shared keeper duties, combining for six saves.
The loss drops the Wolverines record to 1-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the WHAC. The Wolverines will look to bounce back as they welcome the University of Northwestern Ohio (3-5-1, 1-0-1) to Star International Academy on Saturday, October 1st for a 12 p.m. kickoff.
Star International Academy is the home pitch for both the UM-D men’s and women’s teams. It is located at 24425 Hass St in Dearborn Heights, MI.