The 2008 season opened for the women Saints this weekend with a tournament at Concordia University, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The first game was a difficult test for the Saints. "It is a much faster game than high school, and we are looking forward to grow as a team the rest of the season," says Coach Holland. The women gave up four goals in the first half and five in the second. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Lennon played very well, but in the second half was taken out of the game after a collision with a Concordia player. Midfielder Teri- Ann Marchigiani showed a lot of leadership and courage to step up and fill in for the rest of the game.
After a hard fought game on Saturday, the Saints looked to get their first win of the season against the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Saints were without goalkeeper Ashley Lennon due to a knee injury suffered in the previous game. The game went back and forth, and Dearborn was able to put one pass backup goalkeeper Teri-Ann Marchigiani. The Saints, however, were able to even up the game right before half as Marie-Louis Resweber set up freshman forward Kelsey Bybee in the 40th minute. Dearborn added two goals in the second half to win the game 2-1, despite a late surge in the Saints offense.
The Saints women's soccer team will host Jackson Community College Wednesday, September, 3rd on the varsity athletic field.