MILWAUKEE – The visiting Iowa Wesleyan Tigers defeated the Mount Mary University soccer team by a final score of 6-1 today at Blue Angels Soccer Field. MMU moves to 1-5 on the season, while the Tigers (1-3) corralled their first win of the season.
The Blue Angels grabbed the lead early against the Tigers. After the two teams traded position on the field, Karina Salgado (Sr./Chicago, Ill.) was able to break the 0-0 tie. After the goalkeeper cleared out the ball, the Blue Angels intercepted the pass and created an opening 20 yards out where Salgado bent a deep shot passed the finger tips of the goalkeeper. (Highlight)
Moments later, the Tigers continued to pressure the defense of the Blue Angels and broke through when Jacquline Ivers bicycle-kicked a well-placed corner that hit the back of the net tying things at 1-1.
The Tigers added two more goals within the last ten minutes of the first half. Giving them a 3-1 lead going into halftime. The Tigers took 19 shots in the first half compared to the Blue Angels eight.
Ten minutes into the second half, Grace Alongi scored her second of four goals in the game. After Alongi's team was denied by Hannah Rose (Jr./Jeromesville, Ohio) moments earlier, Alongi chipped a shot into the net making things 4-1.
Alongi hit her fourth goal of the day with 14 minutes remaining in the game. After a breakaway, Alongi was able to weave around the remaining defenders one her way to the goal and a 6-1 lead.
Rose finished the game with 21 saves on the day, but falls to 1-4 on the season in goal. Rose still leads the American Collegiate Athletic Association in saves with 82: second place has 47.
The Blue Angels return to action on Sunday when they head to Andrews University. Berrien Springs, Mich. is host for the game on Sun. Sept. 23 beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Links for the contest can be found at MtMaryAthletics.com.