BRIEF: Slow start leads to an exciting second half of Women’s Soccer game

Women’s soccer faced off against Morehead State University in the first Ohio Valley Conference home game and won 5-0, with all goals being scored in the second half of the game. The first goal of the game was scored by Morehead on their own goal, giving a point to SIUE. 

 

 Though no goals were scored in the first half by either team, SIUE proved its dominance on the field with 11 shots on goal over Morehead’s two shots. In the first ten minutes of the game, the Morehead Eagles had four fouls against them, each of which gave the Cougars a free kick. Morehead had three free kicks as well in the first half. 

 

The second half of the game had a more exciting start. SIUE earned their first goal of the game after the Morehead Eagles scored on their own goal, giving SIUE the first goal of the game. 

 

Not even three minutes later, SIUE scored again putting SIUE two ahead. MacKenzie Litzsinger, a redshirt sophomore forward, was assisted by Megan Keeven, a redshirt sophomore defender, and Lily Schnieders, a sophomore forward. 

 

SIUE scored again five minutes later, putting the score at 3-0. Maria Haro, a sophomore forward, was assisted by Schnieders and Litzsinger. 

 

The Cougar’s scored their fourth goal of the game with 20 minutes left in the game. Kaitlyn Nichols, a freshman forward, was assisted by Sidney Christopher, a freshman midfielder. 

 

After three shots on goal, SIUE scored their fifth goal of the game. Angel Ikeda, a midfield senior, was assisted by Christopher. 

 

The women’s soccer next game will be at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Eastern Illinois University. The Cougar’s next home game will be 2 p.m. on Oct. 10 against the University of Tennessee. 

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