By PHILLIP LUTZ, Sports Editor
The cork has been removed and the women’s soccer team has scored the first goal in program history.
The Wolverines traveled to Adrian College and lost their momentum in the second half of the game eventually losing 4-1.
Coach Danielle Dow said, “I was very proud of the team for the build up and finish of the first goal of the season.” The goal came in the team’s second game ever as the Wolverines look to transform from newbie to contender.
The game was tied by senior midfielder Valeria Cossyleon on a breakaway goal placed just beyond the reach of the keeper. Sophomore forward Jenna Rogers was credited with the assist.
Center midfielder Dalianth Llanos-Gomez was a star of the game according to Dow, along with goal scorer Cossyleon. Goalkeeper Jordan Anheuser made 8 saves on the day of the 12 shots she faced.
“We came out strong against Adrian,” Dow said. “The team brought passion and fight in the first half.
“Unfortunately, we have some girls nursing injuries so our numbers are low,” she said. “We lost momentum going into the second half.”
The Wolverines are now 0-2 for the year. The team opens conference play with two home games this week on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against Indiana Institute of Technology and Saturday at 12 p.m. against Concordia University. The Wolverines home field is at Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Mich.