DETROIT, Mich. — The Mustangs squared off with NCAA D1 University of Detroit in what has become an annual matchup between the pair of local women’s soccer programs. The Titans came into the match as one of the favorites in the Horizon League this season.
Early on, the Titans got off to a strong start and went up 1-0 within the first three minutes of the contest. After the early goal, the Titan tacked on two more first half tallies to head into the break with a 3-nil lead. Despite the score, the team bunkered down and kept the strong Titan team at bay as two of the three goals were deflected in by Mustangs.
The second half showcased the typical Mustang Women’s Soccer effort â strong defense. The latter stanza played witness to strong defense and a solid scoring chance as Paige Bicoll (Warren, Mich./Mott) nearly toed a ball in late into the contest.
For the first time in three matches against Detroit, the Mustangs were able to blank the neighboring team for an entire half as the score read 3-0 in favor of the Titans at the end of the contest.
The 3-0 final tally is a far cry from the previous two final scores between the teams (6-0 in 2010, 10-0 in 2011).
“The team played well against a very strong opponent. We knew they were tough, but we showed we were ready this time around. Despite the loss, I am proud of the team’s effort. I believe we can take many positives out of today’s match and we will use those as we prepare for our next match,” said head coach Tony Williams after the contest.
The Mustangs will take a lengthy break before returning to game action on September 7 at the Cougar Cup hosted by St. Francis.
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Category: Women's Soccer