The AC Women’s soccer team ended a busy week with a three-game slate resulting in two wins to improve the Bulldogs’ season to 4-2-1 overall.
In the first of the three games, the Bulldogs welcomed the Siena Heights University Saints. The Bulldogs were determined to own the city championship and take-home bragging rights for the school year. They started off the game firing on all cylinders, initiating fast pace and intensity, resulting in a goal scored by Mya Oleksiak, coming from a Caroline Fleming corner kick. The Saints answered quickly, scoring a goal of their own three minutes later. The scoreboard read 1-1 at the end of the first half, with Adrian leading 4-3 in shots and 3-0 in corner kicks. The Bulldogs pulled away and won 2-1 on a second half goal from Caroline Fleming.
The first of two weekend games for the Bulldogs started off Friday night against Heidelberg. The match started off at a very slow pace until the Bulldogs found the back of the net with 26 minutes left. The first two goals were netted by Eve Davis, a freshman scoring her second and third goals of the year. Fleming assisted on both goals and picked up her third and fourth points of the night 12 and 15 minutes later, respectively, with a goal and another assist. Molly Fareed scored the fourth goal for the Bulldogs, her first of the season, quickly followed by a fifth goal from Sara Lee. The Bulldogs looked great heading into the break with a 5-0 lead. The second half was calmer by comparison, with both squads ratcheting up the defense. Heidelberg scored a single goal, giving Adrian the 6-1 win.
To wrap up the weekend, the women hosted the Top 25-ranked Case Western Reserve University. The Bulldogs started off strong in the first half, holding much of the offensive possession. There was only one time frame in the entire half where the Spartans found themselves on Adrian’s end of the field, and they scored their first and only goal of the half.
But in the second half, Spartie got its groove back and Case Western scored. The gain was quickly stifled by the Bulldogs as both McKenna Mahoney and Fleming found the back of the net to tie the game 2-2 and send the match to overtime. In the end the Bulldogs fell short, losing to Case Western in double overtime.