Women's Soccer Can't Tame Tigers, Lose 2-0
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The Eagles' women's soccer team traveled to Campbellsville University Friday night and gave up goals on each side of the half suffereing a 2-0 loss at the hands of their hosts.
Lizzie Hoffa provided a solid effort in the goal for the Eagles (2-5), turning in 14 saves against two goals allowed. Friday night was Hoffa's fourth game this season with double-digit saves with her season-high coming against Spring Arbor back on Aug. 27.
The Eagles seem to get better as Friday's contest went on and some young faces started stepping up.
"We may have played one of our best games thus far," head coach Brooke Lincoln said after the game. "Maddye [Hahn] had a really solid game in the middle for us and gave us some opportunities to be dangerous, but we unfortunately couldn't connect but it will come."
"I know these girls can win games, and it's been tough through the start of the season," Lincoln added. "We are starting to put the things out on the field that we've been practicing and as long as these girls believe we can do it, we will start winning some games. All you have to do is believe."
Lincoln's squad had rattled off two straight wins after starting the season out 0-4 but saw that streak come to an end with two goals from Campbellsville's Jessica Ralph. Ralph became the Tigers' all-time leading goal-scorer on Friday night with her 38th and 39th goals of her career.
The Eagles managed to get six shots in the game, putting all six on net at the Tigers' keeper, but none, however, wound up in the back of the net.
The Eagles will get a little taste of conference action as they welcome KIAC-foe Berea College to Wilmore on Tuesday night, September 17. Gametime is set for 7:00 p.m.