Crusader’s Early Lead Vanishes In 4-1 Loss

Box Score

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The women’s soccer team lost 4-1 to MSOE, but held a lead and managed to hold MSOE scoreless in the first half on Thursday evening.

The Raiders had 11 shots in the first half, three of which were saved by freshman goalkeeper Michala Marino (Grand Blanc, Mich.).

Junior forward Allison Steinhaus (Winston Salem, N.C.) put Maranatha in front, with her team-leading, 8th goal of the season, at the 52 minute mark. The lead vanished though a minute later as MSOE scored two goals in two minutes for a sudden 2-1 lead change.

MSOE added an insurance goal at 67 minutes and tacked on goal four near the end of the match. The Raiders outshot Maranatha 26-2, dropping the Crusaders to 4-8, and 2-5 in the NAC.

Marino finished with seven saves for the loss in 90 minutes of action.

The team faces Wisconsin Lutheran at home on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. for Parent’s Day.