Tigers tripped up by Eagles
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM
ELGIN, Ill. – Facing a team on their home field, on homecoming weekend is never easy. The No. 8 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team found this to be true as they took on No. 19 Judson University (Ill.) on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Tigers dropped their first regular season Chicagoland Collegiate Athletics Conference match in a season and half as they came up on the short side of a 3-0 game.
The Tigers (5-3, 1-1) took more shots and had more corner kicks than the Eagles, but couldn’t get the ball past Judson’s keeper, Sara Hoffman. Hoffman finished the match with nine saves, five in the opening half.
Sophomore Michelle Ditchfield (Berkeley, Ill.) led the Tigers with three shots on goal, followed by junior Jordan Gunn (Peoria, Ill.) with two. Freshman keeper, Sarah Vrosh (Ada, Mich.) finished the seven saves on the night.
Olivet will return to action at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as they take on Purdue University-Calumet. The Tigers are hosting a fundraiser for a local young girl, Zayla Mitsdarffer, who is battling cancer for the third time. The evening has been named “Pray for Zay” and will feature a bake sale with all proceeds going directly to the family. Zayla and the family will be on hand for the match. Please come and support this great event.