MILWAUKEE – Senior Sara Travia scored in the 86th minute as the MSOE women's soccer team attempted to rebound from a 2-0 deficit, but it was not enough as Carthage emerged victorious, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Viets Field.
The Raiders (9-3-1) fell behind 2-0 after 23 minutes, but put the Lady Reds on their back foot in the latter stages of the game before coming up short. The loss snapped their seven-game unbeaten streak.
Travia's goal, her 11th of the season, came during a particularly dangerous attacking portion of the match for MSOE as it attempted its comeback. In the 82nd minute, Travia had hit the cross bar, followed by senior Caitlin Liddiard's rebound follow-up being blocked and junior Missy Schultz's low drive at the corner saved.
The home team did break through minutes later, as Schultz played a ball into the middle of the box, Travia tracked the ball and blasted a shot into the net to make it 2-1.
Unfortunately, that would be as close as the Raiders would get.
Carthage took the lead less than three minutes into the match, as Corinne Brennan tracked a deflected bounding ball into the box and hit a shot far post for a 1-0 lead. The Lady Reds would then make it 2-0 in the 23rd minute as Kayla McGuinness met Jacey Kent's corner kick with her at the far post.
As the Raiders looked to pull even in the match, they forged a 12-4 shot advantage in the second half to finish with an 18-11 advantage for the match. They put eight attempts on goal, but saw seven saved by Emily Furmanek. Junior Mary McFee finished with two saves in goal for the Red & White.
MSOE will look to get another unbeaten streak started Wednesday when it returns to NACC play in a showdown of the league's last two unbeaten teams at Edgewood.