Rock loses evenly-matched contest 2-1

Published by adviser, Author: Justin Kraus - Rocket Sports Editor, Date: September 3, 2017
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Despite leading the game in shots on goal (9) and corner kicks (5), the Slippery Rock women’s soccer team could not put together a rally; dropping their second game of the season to West Virginia Wesleyan.

Although the end result was not in the Green and White’s favor, the majority of the game could not have been more even, with neither team scoring until the 65 minute-mark, when WV Wesleyan got on the board.

Only a half-minute later, a Slippery Rock yellow card led to a penalty kick that did not go in on its’ own, but the rebound allowed WV Wesleyan to increase their lead to 2-0. Wesleyan only had four shots on goal the entire day.

The Rock’s lone goal came off of the leg of freshman midfielder Shannon McIntyre, who put a corner pass delivered by senior Tess Keeley through the back of the net for her first collegiate goal.

Slippery Rock had five other shots-on-goal throughout the second half, including one with only three minutes left in play, but all were saved by WV Wesleyan’s goaltender,  Chelsea Hubner.

After tying Edinboro on Thursday, Saturday’s loss drops the Rock women to a 0-1-1 record on the year. The team’s next game is their home opener versus rival Indiana (Pa.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.

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