Women’s soccer team takes easy 2-1 victory over Kentucky

By Jon Davis

Oakland University’s Women’s Soccer Team stormed the field Friday, Sept. 13, claiming an easy 2-1 victory over Northern Kentucky University, ending their three game winning streak.

The Golden Grizzlies scored two early goals in the game’s first 15 minutes, courtesy of Meghan Reynolds and Joan Sieja, but failed to score any points in the following half.

“We’re working on our goal scoring,” said interim head coach Dave Morgan. “We came out right away and got a few goals, and made at least ten good scoring opportunities.”

The first half ended with the Golden Grizzlies racking up 11 shots on the opposing team, with seven shots and no goals against them.

Kentucky bounced back in the second half, taking two early shots in the first 15 minutes and scoring once.

As the half rolled on, the Golden Grizzlies recovered by changing defense and taking seven more shots on Kentucky’s goal.

“In the second half they came a little harder at us, but we handled it well,” said Brianne Horne.

Horne went on to talk of her hopes for future games, as well as their place and embrace of the Horizon League.

“Our biggest goal right now it to keep winning, try to win the Horizon League. It’s a our first chance to do that, and it a great new challenge to take on.”

The game ended with the Golden Grizzlies registering a 18-13 shot advantage on Kentucky. Sept. 15 they’ll be heading to Chicago to face off against Western Michigan University.