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2014-09-01 Wahl leads Tigers past Grace in opener before double OT dual with Taylor
2014-09-01 Liz Wahl

Wahl leads Tigers past Grace before double OT dual with Taylor

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 at 10:56 AM

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – It took just over six minutes into the season opener for junior Liz Wahl (Lockport, Ill.) to put the No. 16 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team on the board against Grace College (Ind.) at the Grace Classic held Aug. 29-30. The Tigers would go on to win the opener 2-1 before battling Taylor University (Ind.) to a 0-0 double overtime dual on day two.

Wahl added a second goal in the game with the host Lancers at the 24:30 mark to lead Olivet (1-0-1), to break the tie after Grace’s Mallory Rondeau tied the game up at 12:55.

Sophomore keeper Sarah Vrosh (Ada, Mich.) allowed the lone goal while finishing with eight saves. Offensively, the Tiger were outshot by the Lancers 19-9.

Saturday’s long draw with Taylor was a statistically balanced game, much like the 0-0 score. The Tigers took 20 shots, nine on goal while the Trojans finished with 19 shots, five on goal. Senior McKenzie Hengesh (Canton, Mich.) and junior Betsy Hetrick (Plainfield, Ill.) led the Tigers with four shots each, both with two on-goal. Taylor threatened more in the overtime periods, with three shots on goal that were stopped by Vrosh.

Olivet will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 6 when they play host to the University of Northwestern Ohio at 1:00 p.m.