By Gio Allen
Women’s soccer improves their overall record to 5-1, after a very impressive 3-1 victory over Central Christian.
The Lady Builders started out hot with two quick goals within the first five minutes of the game. Rylee Simon, senior forward, scored the first goal at 41:21, and Hailey Rouse, freshman midfielder, at 40:13, scored the second goal.
Defensively the Lady Builders were suffocating the Tigers, limiting them to only 11 shot attempts. Emily Sutton, junior goalkeeper, was a big help on the defensive side. Sutton ended the day with six saves.
After the two early goals, the game slowed down and was an exciting defensive battle. Neither side really showed any signs of having a major advantage. The Tigers themselves, after giving up the early goals, had a very nice game defensively, limiting the Lady Builders to 19 shot attempts on the day. Hanna Koehn, freshman goalkeeper for the Tigers, had seven saves on the day.
The second half picked up where the first half left off, as the teams continued to struggle to find any opening to score a goal.
Finally, with 20:32 left in the second half Rouse knocked home her second goal of the night, which put the Lady Builders up three to zero.
The Tigers fired back with a goal of their own with 29 seconds remaining. Brandalyn Porter, sophomore midfielder, took advantage of a penalty kick to give the Tigers their first and only goal of the day.
The victory was the Lady Builder’s second in a row, and they look to keep the streak going against York University on Sept. 25 at 5:30 pm in the Richard L. Jantz Stadium.