Women's Soccer Comes up Short on the Road
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Posted by: Regents Sports Information
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Rockford College women's soccer team took the road on Saturday looking for their first win of the 2012 season when they traveled to Milwaukee, Wis. to face off against the Mount Mary College Blue Angels. The last meeting between the two teams took place during the 2010 season when the Regents defeated the Blue Angels 5-2.
It was a completely different story this season as the Regents fell behind early in the match. Just over seven minutes into the game the Blue Angels struck first scoring on a breakaway and taking a 1-0. Mount Mary would score more times in the first half making it a 4-0 Blue Angel lead. It was sophomore Tara Crothers (Lena, Ill./Lena-Winslow) who cut it to a 4-1 match heading into the half, scoring on a breakaway off of a nice pass from Bridgette Johnson (Pecatonica, Ill./Winnebago).
The second half was very similar to the first half as Rockford was unable to build any momentum. The lone highlight of the half was provided by sophomore Callie Schmidt (Rockford, Ill./Jefferson). Schmidt took advantage of a Blue Angel turnover and scored her third goal of the season. However, it would not be enough as Mount Mary would tack on two second half goals to win the match 6-2.
The women's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday, September 11th for its home opener against the Aurora University Spartans. The match will be played in Sam Greeley Field with a 4:00 p.m. start time.