Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn Athletics
Photo courtesy of UM-Dearborn Athletics

By PHILLIP LUTZ, Sports Editor

This week, the University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s soccer team hit the field for the first time in the program’s history.

In two games in the team’s first week, the Wolverines dropped both to Delta College and Indiana Wesleyan.

The first was an exhibition game at Delta College in University Center, Mich. against the Lady Pioneers. The game was dominated by Delta College from very early on.

The Lady Pioneers scored the first goal 54 seconds into the game. They went on to score two more goals in the first half, giving them a 3-0 lead over the Wolverines. The final score was 4-0.

The first official game was played against Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday. This game did not go well for the young Wolverines.

Indiana Wesleyan scored four goals in the first half and four goals in the second half, handing Michigan-Dearborn a loss of 8-0. The Wolverines simply just did not have enough reserves to combat Indiana’s full bench.

Forward Jenna Rogers recorded the only shot for the Wolverines in the game. Goalkeeper Jordan Anheuser faced 14 shots on goal and saved five of them.

The women’s soccer team plays Monday night at Adrian College in Adrian at 7 pm. The Bulldogs are currently 0-1 for the very early season.