- Inside Athletics
|Cornerstone (9-4-1, 4-1-1 WHAC)||0||0||1||1|
|Marygrove (3-12-0, 0-6-0 WHAC)||0||0||0||0|
|OT||98:11||Amanda Schutter (Cornerstone)|
|#5 Amanda Schutter - 1||Goals||None|
|#24 Lexie Brisson-Fast - 7||Shots||None|
|None||Saves||#1 Kaitlyn Pusey - 11|
|27 (12)||Shots (on goal)||0 (0)|
DETROIT, Mich. -- The women's soccer team was able to hang tough in a wet and wild affair against Cornerstone University (9-4-1, 4-1-1 WHAC) but fell just shy as the visiting Golden Eagles snuck the lone goal of the game in with 1:49 remaining in the first overtime to win, 1-0. Despite the narrow setback, the Mustangs (3-12-0, 0-6-0 WHAC) played hard on Senior Day for their 2013 senior class.
In the first half, the Mustangs seemingly had an extra gear as the stymied the Golden Eagle attack time after time. After 45 minutes of action, the Mustangs withstood 10 Cornerstone shots and nine corner sticks to head into the break knotted, 0-0.
The Golden Eagles came out strong in the second half as they sent in 14 shots to go along with 11 more corners. In the end, the defense and supporting midfield stood tall as the Mustangs sent the game into extra time against the WHAC's third place team.
With 1:49 left in the first overtime period, the Golden Eagles snuck a slippery ball past the Mustangs for the narrow 1-0 victory.
The Mustangs had a pair of scoring opportunities called back due to offsides. Cornerstone had one scoring chance called back in regulation.
After the contest, the athletic department celebrated the careers of the Mustangs' three seniors: Paige Bicoll (Warren, Mich./Warren), Rebecca Collins (Garden City, Mich./Garden City), and Kaitlyn Pusey (Holly, Mich./Holly).
Senior Class of 2013 Noteables
#8 Paige Bicoll
Over the past four years, Paige has been a leader on and off the pitch for the Mustangs women's soccer program. With 58 games played in her career out of the midfield, Paige has totaled three goals and three assists for a nine-point career. As the engineer of the midfield, Paige has helped keep the Mustangs steady throughout her time donning the Mustang Green & Gold. Last season, Paige took a career-high five shots against Purdue University-Calumet and scored one of her three career goals in a huge road victory for the Mustangs. Paige is a former Presidential Scholarship recipient and has amassed a cumulative 3.9 GPA throughout her four years at Marygrove. The soon-to-be three time USCAA Academic All-American, two-time WHAC All-Academic Team, and two-time NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete will be attending med school next fall.
A four-year starter on the Mustang defense, Rebecca has played in a grand total of 68 career games – starting all but 13 contests. Over the course of her career, Rebecca has helped lead the Mustang defense to an impressive 17 shutouts over the past four seasons. In her final season as a Mustang, Rebecca has appeared in and started all 14 matches this year. Putting the student in student-athlete, Rebecca will soon be named a three-time United States Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-American, a two-time Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Academic team member, and a two-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - Daktronics Scholar Athlete.
#14 Kaitlyn Pusey
A two-sport student-athlete, Kaitlyn is celebrating her first of two Senior Days of the 2013-14 athletic season. On the pitch for the women's soccer team, Kaitlyn has been a key member of the team both on the Mustang defense and as the team's keeper over her career. In total, Kaitlyn has appeared in 39 games over the course of her soccer career at Marygrove. The former Holly Bronco has made an appearance in 11 games, starting five, all at keeper for the Mustangs this season. This season, the senior is 2-3 in net with a .732 save percentage in 2013. Kaitlyn is a two-time United States Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-American, a soon-to-be two-time WHAC All-Academic Team Member, and a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.
THANK YOU, SENIORS!