Women's soccer can't solve Albright in MAC Commonwealth First Round

Melissa Merritt (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Melissa Merritt (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

READING, Pa. - The Hood College women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 final at Albright in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth First Round. 

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • The Lions got on the board in the 10th minute. Hood gave up possession in its own end and Emily Serpico quickly played through to Lauren Haley for the 1-0 lead.
  • The Blazers nearly answered quickly. An Albright foul gave Hood a free kick from 20 yards out. Erin Scarborough sent a strong strike around the wall but Olivia Donkus dove for the stop.
  • Hood ran into bad luck early in the second half. Autumn Bieber sent a corner into the box in the 50th minute. Several players went up for the header and the ball glanced off a Blazer defender and into the net to increase the deficit to 2-0. 
  • The Blazers nearly responded a minute later. A shot by Melissa Merritt was deflected away by Donkus leaping to the far post. 
  • Haley added her second goal of the night in the 86th minute to ice the match. 

Notes

  • Donkus stopped five shots in the shutout. 
  • Hood dropped to 11-8-2 overall, while the Lions improved to 12-7. 
  • The Blazers were making its first MAC Commonwealth Championship appearance since joining the league before the 2012 season. 

Up Next

Hood awaits word on a potential bid to the ECAC Championships. The field will be announced on November 11. 

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