WATERTOWN, Wis. – The women’s soccer team scored the first goal only to see NAC opponent, Lakeland rally to score the next three in a 3-1 loss.
Junior forward Merriellen Roth (New Franken, Wis.) punched in the first and only goal for Maranatha by the crowded Lakeland net. That lead held until the second period where Lakeland capitalized on several scoring opportunities.
Maranatha played an evenly matched first half, but fell flat in the second after being outshot 18-11 in the game.
Goalkeeper Ginny Martin (Huntingdon, Pa.) made nine saves in net but fell to 4-8 on the season.
The Crusaders travel to Concordia-Chicago to battle the Cougars on Friday October 14 at 1:00 p.m.