Women’s Soccer Clipped in Overtime, 1-0, by Omaha

first_img Next Game: Stone collected a pair of saves en route to a scoreless second half of regulation. She and Lopez combined for a shutout against Western Illinois in Drake’s previous match. The Bulldogs (3-6-1) open Missouri Valley Conference play by hosting Loyola on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team fell in overtime to Omaha, 1-0, on Tuesday night at Cownie Soccer Complex. Preview “I liked how we adapted to the wind and field to put ourselves in the best position to win,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “Tonight was similar to the South Dakota game in that we created plenty of chances to score goals and put the game away, specifically in the second half and overtime, but we couldn’t make good on our chances.” Freshman goalkeeper Vianey Lopez started in net for the Bulldogs for the second-consecutive match. She recorded two saves in the first half before being replaced by Kelsie Stone, the reigning MVC Defensive Player of the Week. The Bulldogs outshot the Mavericks, 14-8, but shots on goal were even at five for each side. Drake’s best chance came in the 76th minute when a header by Megan Valenzuela struck the right post and bounced out of play. “Saturday will come quickly, and it would be great if we again get 14 chances against the likes of a Loyola,” Horner said. “But the reality is we will have to be far more clinical in both boxes as MVC games are a lot tighter than tonight.” Print Friendly Version “We didn’t force their goalkeeper to make a good save to preserve their shutout,” Horner said. “Again we left the door open for a set piece to be the difference maker against the run of play.”center_img Box Score (PDF) Loyola 9/28/2019 – 6 PM Erika Townley and Hannah Bormann provided an offensive spark off the bench for Drake. They led the team with two shots and one shot on goal apiece. The goalie duo orchestrated an impressive performance by Drake’s backline. The Bulldogs recorded season-bests in limiting Omaha to eight shots and two corner kicks. Story Links Omaha’s Jaden Thiem found Tabitha Allberg on a corner kick in the 95th minute, and Allberg sent a header far post for the game-winner. Live Stats Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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