Jordan Oyer - Sports Information Director
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - The Holy Cross College women's soccer team travelled to Iowa this afternoon to take on the Mount Mercy University Mustangs where they fell in a 2-0 defeat. This was the first road game for the Saints this year.
The Mustangs came out with a lot of firepower against the Saints recording nine shots in the first 15 minutes forcing Hayley Deisinger to make four saves in that time. By the end of the first half the Saints defense had held strong against the fifteen first half shots from Mount Mercy and went into the locker room deadlocked at 0-0.
In the second half, it was more of the same as Mount Mercy stayed on the front foot pressing the attack against the Saints backline. The Mustangs finally found their goal in the 65th minute from Danielle Herdliska. And in the 88th minute Brittany Mielke sealed the victory for the Mustangs with her first goal of the season.
The Saints only managed one shot on goal in the game, but the defense set the standard absorbing twenty eight shots and only conceding two goals. Hayley Deisinger set the standard and achieved her career high for saves in a game with seventeen.
"Today's game brought on new challenges as it was our first away game and a long road trip. Hayley played strong throughout the game and helped to keep us in it the entire 90 minutes," said Head Coach Geriann Druyos about today's loss. "The offense never really got moving today, but the ladies played with passion and energy, especially in the last 20 minutes."
The Saints women's soccer team will be in action this Thursday, September 4th hosting Andrews University at Saints Field. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.