Late-Game Goal Costs Women’s Soccer

Photo Credit: Tim Janz
Photo Credit: Tim Janz

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University women's soccer team played the Wittenberg University Tigers in a physical match Saturday afternoon at Bernlohr Stadium. The Tigers used a late goal to earn the win.

There were 15 fouls throughout the match as both defenses had to deal with aggressive offensive attacks. After a trio of shots between both squads, junior defender Mary Bushee (San Marcos, Calif.) kicked the ball to teammate, Becca Cartmill (Temecula, Calf.) who dribbled the ball around the Tiger defender and faking out the goalie before kicking the ball into an open net.

Wittenberg answered with a play in the 36th minute when Jordyn Wright took a shot from the 25 yard line. The shot arched over Capital's keeper, finding the right side of the net.

The Tigers kept the pressure on Capital's goalie, Hannah Klotzsche (Avon, Ind.), taking five shots in the second half. In the 64th minute, Klotzsche kept the Tigers from taking the lead when Wittenberg's Julia Smith got a shot off that appeared to be good until Klotzsche jump straight-up, resulting in her getting a piece of the ball, sending it above its mark.

Both defenses continued to play tough until Wittenberg scored the game-winning goal with a shot from Michelle Brunswick with 3:16 left to play.

Claire Quinn (Coto de Caza, Calif.) and Cartmill paced the Purple and White with three shots apiece. All three of Cartmill's shots were on goal, which included her second goal of the season.

Klotzsche got the start between the posts fro Capital. The sophomore tallied seven saves, a career high.

Capital has time off before returning to the field on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a home match against Waynesburg (Pa.). The match is schedule to begin at 2:00 p.m.