Lake Erie College Women's Soccer Report - Sept. 24
This weekend's game:
Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Ohio Valley University (1 p.m.)
Storm Report (2-4-2) The women's soccer team
snagged a 2-2 tie on Saturday (Sept. 19) to Shepherd University
before dropping its fourth match of the season to Wheeling Jesuit
University, 2-0, on Tuesday (Sept. 22). The Storm and Rams
alternated goals in Saturday's draw. Twice Lake Erie took a
one-goal lead, but each time, the Rams' Brianna Hines connected for
goals to tie the game. In the eighth minute, it was freshman
Kaitlyn Holland's (Pickerington, Ohio/North) goal
off a feed from freshman Valerie Urbanik (North
Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville) to give the Storm its first
lead. Hines scored in the 15th minute to tie the game.
Freshman Jaimie Nelson (Las Vegas, Nev./Las Vegas)
- normally a goalkeeper, but making her first appearance out of net
- headed in her first collegiate goal in the 18th minute
off a Lacey Eisenberg (Kirtland, Ohio/Kirtland)
corner kick. Hines tied the game in the second half, though, for
the Rams. The teams could not settle the score in two overtime
periods and the Storm had its second tie in three games.
Lake Erie was unable match Saturday's firepower in its 2-0 loss
to Wheeling Jesuit on Tuesday. The Cardinals grabbed a 1-0 lead in
the 34th minute as Hannah Walker found Rachael Mills for
a bicycle kick finish from seven yards out to beat Storm keeper
Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley).
Kara Houston's goal in the 49th minute put the game away
for the Cardinals, who out-shot the Storm, 20-10. Lake Erie put
five shots on goal in the game, but Jessica Park came away with the
clean sheet. Giesen stopped six shots in net for the Storm.
The Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots come into Saturday's
matchup with a 1-8 record. The Scots dropped their first eight
matches of the season before topping Salem International, 8-0, in
their last time out on Tuesday. Prior to that game, Ohio Valley had
scored just two times while surrendering 51 goals in its eight
Storm has already matched last season's win total (two) and is
looking to have the most wins for the program since 2007 when it
won six times.
Holland's three goals are tops on the team, while Urbanik has three
helpers to pace the Storm in that category.
is carrying 1.35 goals against average and has made 27 saves this
Saturday's home match against Ohio Valley will mark the end of Lake
Erie's six-match homestand that began on Sept. 9. The Storm will
head to Waynesburg and East Stroudsburg next before starting a
three-game home set Oct. 5-14.