Set Piece OT Goal By No. 24 Cardinals Hands Eagles First Loss

Set Piece OT Goal By No. 24 Cardinals Hands Eagles First Loss

The Ashland University women's soccer team went to double overtime at No. 24 Saginaw Valley State, but the Cardinals handed the Eagles their first loss of the season, 2-1, on Saturday (Oct. 6) afternoon. It was a nonconference contest as the two teams will meet in the season finale for their GLIAC match.

Ashland's 11-game unbeaten streak to start the season was its longest since 2001 when the Eagles were 16-0-1 going into the NCAA Tournament.

On Saturday, the Eagles (7-1-4) came out firing and scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute as junior Korinna Lakes played sophomore Hannah Simard free and the latter scored her fourth goal of the season.

Ashland took the first seven shots of the game leading up to the first goal. Saginaw Valley State then evened things out and scored the equalizer in the 41st minute on a goal by Kayla Trevino – her fifth of the season.

The Eagles out-shot the Cardinals (9-1-2), 10-8, in the first 45 minutes. The second half was mostly even as well with SVSU maintaining a 7-5 edge in shots, but neither team could bag a winner in regulation.

After a scoreless first overtime period, the Cardinals took advantage of a set piece opportunity in the 106th minute as Carlee Davis scored off Amanda Minissale's free kick.

Sophomore Hannah Lee had three saves in the game while her counterpart Alyssa Watts stopped two shots.

The Eagles maintained a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Ashland will resume GLIAC play on Friday (Oct. 12) at 5 p.m. when it plays host to Davenport at Ferguson Field.