Women's Soccer Defeats Grace Bible College 3-1

Women's Soccer Defeats Grace Bible College 3-1

WYOMING, Michigan - Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Earlham College women's soccer team netted three goals in the final 45 minutes to earn a road victory over Grace Bible College on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers scored the lone goal of the first half as Brandy Weaver took an Erika Bayak pass and beat Earlham goalkeeper, sophomore Sari Stissi in the 25th minute. Stissi would only be beaten once, however, as the Quakers trailed by a goal at halftime.

Determined to beat Grace for the first time in three seasons, Earlham's offense struck back five minutes into the second half. The Quakers' leading scorer, freshman Chloe Lamenzo, setup fellow freshman Yana Miller who netted her fourth goal of the season. Midway through the second half, Miller gave the visitors the lead as she struck for another goal off a pass from freshman Hailey Beel.

Leading 2-1, freshman Erin Welsh put the game out of reach with her goal in the 85th minute.

Stissi picked up the victory as she made five saves in the game. Earlham took 25 shots offensively including 17 on goal. Miller and Lamenzo combined for 11 shots and seven on net.

Earlham concludes non-conference play with a 4-5-0 record. The Quakers open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) action by hosting Bluffton University on Saturday. Kickoff from Matlack-Messer Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.