Arlington Heights, IL. The Holy Cross College women's soccer team travelled to Robert Morris University for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conferences Match. Competing with injuries, the Saints battled tough but fell to the Eagles 0-9. With the loss, women's soccer stands at 2-8-1 overall, and 0-5 in CCAC play.
The Eagles were able to score two early goals, but Freshman Brooke Strickland, trying to get the momentum going for the Saints, fired a shot on goal in the 22 minute, but it was narrowly saved by the goalkeeper. After an offsides call against RMU, Marijka Lynch-Pastoor marched the ball down the field and took a shot but again the defense was able to come up with a save. Going into halftime, the Saints were down 3-0
In the second half, the Eagles were able to capitalize on the injury-plagued Saints and scored six goals. Lynch-Pastoor and Renee Montgomery tried to fuel the comeback with two shots on goal, but came up empty.
Freshman midfielder Marijka Lynch-Pastoor recorded three shots in the match, while Rylee Horn, Brianna Gonzalez, Renee Montgomery, and Brooke Strickland each added one shot. Carley Klott got the start in goal and recorded nine saves, which currently ranks her sixth in the nation in total saves.
Women's soccer continues their CCAC play when they travel to Judson University Saturday, October 7.