Women's Soccer Strikes Early, But Falls at #6 Chicago

Women's Soccer Strikes Early, But Falls at #6 Chicago

CHICAGO - Senior Aly Loepfe put the MSOE women's soccer team ahead with a goal in the first minute, but No. 6 Chicago scored five unanswered goals to win 5-1 Wednesday afternoon at Stagg field.

Loepfe's goal was the first allowed by the Maroons (5-0) this season and gave the Raiders (3-2) a brief lead.

MSOE went on the attack from the first whistle and quickly forced a corner kick before its opponent had a chance to respond. Senior Becca Keller took the corner kick and found the 6-foot-1 Loepfe in the box for the game's first goal just 53 seconds into the match.

Unfortunately, Chicago tied the score in the ninth minute and took the lead for good just under three minutes after that. The home side tacked on another score for a 3-1 halftime lead. The Maroons then scored two more times in the second half for the finale tally.

MSOE played tough despite the statistics reflecting a 36-5 shot advantage for UC, including 22-2 in shots on goal.

Junior Mary McFee made 15 saves in the game, logging just under 86 minutes in goal. Senior Haley Anderson made her season debut with a save over the final five-plus minutes.

The Raiders return to the field Saturday, hosting Dominican at noon in the NACC opener for both teams.