Wolverine women play tough in inaugural season home opener

By Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor

The Wolverine women’s soccer team played their first home games this week and faced tough competition in Indiana Institute of Technology and Concordia.

Tuesday night the Wolverines played their first ever home game at Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Mich. after becoming a varsity program against Indiana Institute of Technology falling short in a 1-3 game. This game saw the emergence of freshman goalkeeper Jordan Anheuser as a driving force for this young team. She faced 29 shots on goal and saving 26 of them.

Senior midfielder Valeria Cossyleon found her way into the back of the net again scoring the lone goal for the Wolverines on the day. Cossyleon scored the goal off a Wolverine corner kick.  Sophomore forward Jenna Rogers had four shots during the game with two of the shots being on goal.  

The Wolverines hosted the Concordia University Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals scored early and often in this game defeating the Wolverines 11-1.

This was a rough game for the young Wolverines. The Cardinals had 23 shots on goal and 38 shots all together in this game.

Samantha Golchuk (3), Jyllian Coggins (2), Julia Palushaj (2), Janaya Lothian (1), and Olyvia Putnam (1) scored Saturday for the Cardinals. Freshman goalkeeper Jordan Anheuser made 12 saves of the 23 shots on goal she faced.

Freshman forward Jennifer Perilla scored her first goal of the season on a steal from 30 feet from the net. She earned her first collegiate goal on a shot over the Cardinal goal keeper.

The Wolverines are now 0-4 for the season and 0-2 in conference play. Next week they bring in defending NAIA National Champion, No. 3 University of Northwestern Ohio, at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Siena Heights University at 12 p.m. Saturday at Gabriel Richard High School.