Second Half Comeback Lifts WomenÂs Soccer to 3-2 Victory
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DETROIT — Call it a comeback! After a tough start to the 2014 season, the Marygrove women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the campaign with an impressive come-from-behind victory over the visiting Pomeroys of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (Ind.) Tuesday (Sept. 23) in Detroit. The Mustangs (1-7-0) tallied three second half goals, erasing a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn the hard-fought victory over the Pomeroys (2-6-0) in front of a lively afternoon-game crowd.
With the win, the Mustangs improve to 4-0 all-time over the Pomeroys â a series that includes a 3-0 Marygrove win in the 2009 United States College Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Game.
Early in the contest, it appeared the Mustangs were headed for their eighth loss of the season after the Pomeroys scored twice to go ahead, 2-0, after 36 minutes of play. The two-goal deficit would hold through the half as the Mustangs looked to regroup at the break.
Despite heading into the halftime break down 2-0, the Mustangs had several quality chances on the Pomeroys’ starting keeper, Georgie Macy, but the netminder was up to the task en route to stuffing all seven shots sent her way in the opening stanza.
In the second half, freshman Hailey Varney (Flushing, Mich./Auguste-Pattberg-Schule) put the Mustangs on the board with a strike from 30 yards out off of a free kick. The goal â Varney’s first at the collegiate level â came in the 48th minute to cut the deficit to one, 2-1, giving the Mustangs new life early in the second half.
The team would string together more looks on net, but failed to break through until junior newcomer Bianca Barron (Salt Lake City, Utah/Barton CC) sent a shot past the Pomeroys keeper inside the far post in the 63rd minute. The junior’s goal would be the equalizer, tying the game (2-2) off of an assist from Cheyenne York (Taylor, Mich./Truman High School), who found Barron making run up the center of the box.
Minutes later, senior captain Kamry Miller (New Boston, Mich./UM-Dearborn)Â sent home her first goal of the season after Barron found her unmarked 10 yards out. Miller’s goal, coming in the 66th minute, would prove to be the game-winner as the Mustangs held off the Pomeroys for the 3-2 victory.
The Mustangs will begin Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play Friday (Sept. 26) when they travel to Ann Arbor to take on the Concordia Cardinals. The opening kick is slated for 4 p.m. Friday as the teams square off in the WHAC’s first game of the 2014 season.
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Category: Women's Soccer