Lady Trojans fall to Ursuline 2-1, lightning delays game

By Andrew Preston

After a 30-minute weather related delay, the Lady Trojans 3-3 (2-2) fell 2-1 Saturday to Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Ursuline (5-0-1).

Lightning was spotted moments before the scheduled start time of 1:00 p.m. causing both teams to retreat to their respective locker rooms to wait out the storm.

Play began at approximately 1:37 p.m. after a short inspection of the pitch and warm up period for the teams.

Ursuline got on the scoreboard first at 21:08 as a corner kick was shot short, giving #14 Aline Czaplicki an open opportunity from inside the box for the Lady Arrows.

In the second half, Ursuline highlighted the scoreboard again. This time, #13 Allie Moening got an unassisted goal at 56:09. This gave the Lady Arrows a 2 goal lead which the Lady Trojans could not surmount.

Late in the second half the Lady Trojans fought their way back into the action. At 80:59, Chelsey Russom gave the Lady Trojans life. Russom’s goal, assisted by Riley Engels, provided the Lady Trojans momentum.

The late pressure and quick ball movement was not enough for the Lady Trojans as they lost their second home contest of the season.

Ursuline was able to out shoot Trevecca by a total of 11 to 9. Lady Arrows keeper, Helen Jazzar, had to make three saves. Trojan keeper, Liz Denton, made three saves of her own. In the final minute of play, Czaplicki received a yellow card, the first and only discipline given in the match.

The Lady Arrows remain atop the G-MAC standings with the Lady Trojans not far behind in second. The two teams will meet again for the second and final time of the regular season on October 6th at Ursuline.

There were 83 people in attendance. The Lady Trojans travel to King University on Monday for a matchup against the Tornado. The Lady Trojans are 3-1 all-time against King University.

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