Elgin, IL. The Holy Cross College women's soccer travelled to Judson University this afternoon for a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference match. The Saints battled but came up short, falling to the Eagles 0-1. With the loss, women's soccer stands at 2-9-1 overall, and 0-6 in CCAC play.
The Saints came out on the attack early, as freshman Marijka Lynch-Pastoor had a great shot on goal that was narrowly saved by the Eagle's goalkeeper. Our defense also played very well in the first half, and we were able to withstand some aggressive offensive runs made by Judson. After the first 45 minutes, we were knotted at 0-0.
Judson made some adjustments at halftime, and came out even more aggressive on the offensive end. Despite being outshot in the second half 15-5, the Saints' defense remained tough. However late in the second half, the Eagles were able to find a crease in the Saint's defensive armor to take a 0-1 lead. That goal proved to be enough, as the Saints fell by a final score of 0-1.
Marijka Lynch-Pastoor paced the Saints with four shots, with three being shots on goal. Freshman Rylee Horn had three shots, and fellow freshman Sydney Toth recorded two shots. Carley Klott got the start in goal and came away with seven saves in 90 minutes of action.
Women's soccer will take a break from CCAC play when they travel up the road to St. Mary's College on Wednesday, October 11.