Women's soccer falls back to .500 in loss to Thomas More

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The Tigers (4-4-1) were unable to hand 14th ranked Thomas More their first loss of the season, as they fell to the Saints (7-0-1) on the road Tuesday evening by a score of 3-1.

The first goal of the game came late in the 34th minute of the first half, scored by Thomas More’s Olivia Huber, which ultimately sent the Tigers into halftime trailing 1-0.

Still the Tigers weren’t ready to hand the Saints a win.

In the 54th minute, the Tigers responded with a goal from senior forward Caroline Zadina off an assist from junior defender Jen Dimos to tie up the score.

“Yesterday I think our intensity and our positive attitudes stood out to me,” first-year midfielder Katie Webb noted.

It didn’t take long for the Saints to respond to the Tiger goal. In the 66th minute Thomas More’s Julia Flagge-Echols scored. That goal was followed by another Saints goal from Samantha Goodwin in the 80th minute of play.

The Tigers were unable to get any more goals on the board and the game ended in a 3-1 Saints victory.

“It’s the little things that we can work on like defending set pieces and faster pressure to the ball and overall stepping up the field faster into the attack,” Webb said. “Small things that can be easily adjusted.”

Junior goal keeper Riley Riordan (3-4-1) recorded four saves in the losing effort.

Despite the loss, the Tigers are looking forward in the season, remaining positive and ready to keep playing.

“I think as a team we keep improving every week,” Webb said, “even though the result is not always in our favor.”

The Tigers continue their season on the road at Kenyon College this Saturday at 1 p.m.