Women’s Soccer Splits Par of Tough Matches

The Wittenberg Tigers split a pair of close matches this past week, defeating Case Western and fell to Capital 1-0.

A little more than a minute into overtime, the Tigers came up with a clutch sequence that secured a 1-0 win. Junior Tobie Weston took a shot from the top of the Case Western penalty area that was initially put aside by the Spartans goalkeeper. Senior Kayla Murphy knocked in the rebound for the game winner. This brought the Tigers back to .500 with a record of 3-3-1.

Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Lorko played a superb game, as she made 12 saves. Lorko got plenty of help from her defensive unit, as she was backed in the center by junior Mary Clare Yerke and senior Erin Rowell, both of whom played the entire game.

The Tigers next opponent was the 22nd ranked Capital Crusaders and Wittenberg lost 1-0. The match was close but visiting Capital scored in the 86th minute against the team to steal a 1-0 decision.

The Tigers played a strong match the entire way, but could not get the win as their record dropped to 3-4-1.

The Tigers continue their schedule on Sunday, Sept. 22, when they travel to Mount St. Joseph for a 2 p.m. match. The Tigers then visit Heidelberg on Wednesday, Sept. 25. They open North Coast Athletic Conference competition against Oberlin on Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon.

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