Women’s Soccer Falls at Omaha, 2-1

first_img“We never really got started in the first half and that’s a lot to ask of us this year to put two goals back to get in the game,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “There was a great sense of belief after our goal that we could get back in the game, but I’m still convinced if we start the game with that mindset; a collective focus, sense of urgency, and pride in helping each other we can have an exciting MVC season. Our non-conference schedule certainly tested us. We needed that to accelerate our growth. Now it’s time to see how we do with a fresh slate when it matters.” Drake finished with three shots in the first half with Hannah Bormann (Amana, Iowa), Shelley Lyjak (Bartlett, Ill.) and Annie Schmitz (St. Louis, Mo.) each tallying one. Omaha (3-6-1) scored a pair of first-half goals before Walls’ goal late in the second half put Drake (3-7-0) on the scoreboard. PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster OMAHA, Neb. – Freshman Alison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) scored her second career goal for the Drake University women’s soccer team in a 2-1 road loss at Omaha Wednesday, Sept. 19 night. Drake opens Missouri Valley Conference play at Valparaiso Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Watch Live Live Stats Next Game: ESPN+ at Valparaiso 9/23/2018 – 1 PM Five minutes later, Walls nearly scored the equalizer as her attempt hit the crossbar. Three minutes later, senior Elaine Gorom (O’Fallon, Ill.) had one shot saved by the Mavericks’ defense and the follow up shot was blocked. Later, Bormann had her shot blocked and another go wide, before the clock ran out. In the second half, Omaha recorded five shots before Walls ended the scoring drought for the Bulldogs. Junior Cassie Rohan (Palatine, Ill.) attacked the Mavericks’ box from the left side and sent a pass to Walls, whose one-timer found the back of the net in the 70th minute (70:22) and cut the deficit to 2-1. The Mavericks’ defensive pressure led to the team’s first goal in the eighth minute (8:55). Andrea Daves forced a turnover by Bulldogs’ goalkeeper sophomore Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) in the box, passed the ball to Bailey Cascio who shot past Stone from six yards out. Later, they added their second goal in the 33rd minute (33:01) courtesy of Tabitha Allberg. Preview Story Linkslast_img read more