The Foresters came home September 24 with their first win in women’s soccer history over the Marion University Knights. The team bounced back from a 1-0 first half deficit to ultimately win the game 2-1, with sophomore Kaitlyn Dreman scoring the final goal for the Forester.
“This win was the best because we have never beaten Marion before,” freshman Kassy Zimmerman said. “It also helped us reach our goal of being one of the top three teams in the conference.”
This victory over the Knights put the Foresters in a three-way tie for the second spot in the Crossroads League and pushed the team’s record to 10-3. Not only did this win take the team closer to the approaching post-season, it extended the team’s record beyond their expectations.
“One of our main goals for the season was to be over .500,” freshman goalie Alissa Cornhoff said.
The Foresters fought hard in the first half but couldn’t seem to get the ball into the net. They came out strong in the second half with goals scored by senior Lisa Underwood and sophomore Kaitlyn Dreman.
The Foresters are “competing at a level the program has never performed at,” midfielder Rachel TerMarsch said.
The girls battled it out next at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio on Oct.9 at 7 p.m. The Foresters came away with a 1-0 victory after two periods of overtime with the lone goal being scored by senior Lisa Underwood.