Women’s soccer team slips past Alma, 2-1, for fourth straight win

Photo by Jordie Hayes, Alma College
Photo by Jordie Hayes, Alma College

ALMA, Mich. – The Olivet College women's soccer team won its fourth straight game, defeating Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) rival Alma College, 2-1, this afternoon at Scotland Yard in Alma.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Olivet 2, Alma 1
Location: Scotland Yard; Alma, Mich.
Records: Alma 2-8-2 overall, 2-8 MIAA; Olivet 9-4 overall, 7-3 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Senior Isabelle Leon scored the first goal in the 25th minute. The score remained 1-0 at halftime.
  • Olivet went ahead 2-0 in the 49th minute after sophomore Maya Prewitt's shot deflected off a defender and into the goal.
  • Alma made the score 2-1 in the 54th minute.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Olivet finished the game with a 19-15 advantage in total shots, but both teams had six shots-on-goal.
  • Leon led the way with six shots. Two was placed on-frame and another hit off the crossbar.
  • Prewitt and senior Rachael Durocher each had three shots.
  • Freshman Brooklyn Holley posted the win in goal, making five saves.

FOR THE SCOTS

  • Amanda Mladenovski scored the goal. She along with Lexi Moyer and Janelle Christensen had three shots apiece.
  • Kelsey Postema played all 90 minutes in net and stopped four shots.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • With her goal, Leon is now third all-time at Olivet with 47 goals and 115 points.
  • The Comets are tied for second-place in the MIAA standings with 21 points (7-3 record).

UP NEXT

  • Olivet travels to play MIAA leader Hope College Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.