Women's Soccer Suffers Defeat at #9 Thomas More

Photo Credit: Tim Janz
Photo Credit: Tim Janz

CRESTVILLE HILLS, Ky. – Capital University's women's soccer team faced its second nationally-ranked opponent of the season in No. 9 Thomas More College on Monday afternoon.

The Saints scored midway through the first half, taking advantage of a red card that was distributed to a Capital defender. The card resulted in a penalty kick from Thomas More's senior forward Laura Felix that found its mark to give the Saints a 1-0 lead.

Ten minutes later, Thomas More added to its lead as Josie Perrino dished the ball to Olivia Neinaber, who scored the goal to give the Saints a 2-0 advantage, a lead they would take into the half.

Following intermission, the Purple and White made a change at goalie as senior goalkeeper Alexis Brand (Orlando, Fla.) took the field for the first time this season. Twenty minutes into the half, Perrino added a second goal to her total, which proved to be the final score of the contest.

Brand recorded a pair of saves in the second half but it was sophomore goalie Hannah Klotzsche (Avon, Ind) who received the loss. Klotzsche also made two stops.

Thomas More fired off 14 shots while the Crusaders struggled to find scoring opportunities taking only three. The Saints also held a 6-0 advantage over Capital in corner kicks.

Capital returns to Bernlohr Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 7 to face DePauw University at 7 p.m.