Tigers sneak past Scarlet Hawks: Honor Kilbry and Bachelor on Senior Night
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:57 AM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The 1-0 final score of the No. 16 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer game with Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday, Oct. 26 made the game appear closer than it actually was, or should have been. On a night to honor their seniors, the Tigers outshot their opponent by an astounding 38 to four, but could only find the net once.
Sophomore Betsy Hetrick (Plainfield, Ill.), the Tigers leading scorer on the season, netted the lone goal of the match at 24:01 off of a pass by senior Jessica Bachelor (Metamora, Ill.). Olivet finished the opening half with 19 shot with 10 on goal.
When head coach Bill Bahr took the microphone at half time of the match and began to talk about his two seniors, everyone in attendance understood what these two young women have meant to the Tigers soccer program. Seniors Rachel Kilbry (Spring Lake, Mich.) and Bachelor have been part of conference championships, three-NAIA National Tournament appearances and helped lead the Tigers to an NAIA Runner-Up finish a year ago.
The second half of the match appeared almost identical to the first, the only except being that no Tiger could get a shot past Scarlet Hawk’s keeper Roxanne Myers. Olivet took another 19 shots in the 45 minute period, nine of them were on-goal and saved by Myers. In all Myers finished with 18 saves.
IIT was a little more aggressive in the second half, as all three of their shots were on-goal and saved by freshman keeper Sarah Vrosh (Ada, Mich.), compared to the one save in the opening half.
Olivet (11-3-1) returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 29 as they travel to Roosevelt University (Ill.) for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup. The match is set to start at 2:00 p.m.