Written by Ali Holmquist, Sports Information Student Assistant
Olivet, Mich.- Nine different players recorded goals in an 18-1 victory over the Olivet College Comets. This marks the Scots first win in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association this season. The Scots improved their record to 7-3 overall and 1-1 MIAA, while the Comets dropped 0-7 for the season and 0-2 in the MIAA.
Senior Darby Kahler (Coldwater, Mich. / Coldwater) led the Scots with four goals and seven draw controls, putting her fifth in the MIAA with 31 draw controls of the season. Senior Kilee DeBrabander (Marshall, Mich. / Marshall) recorded a career-high four draw controls to help the Scots win the battle against the Comets in draw controls, 16-5.
Also leading the team with points was junior Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Cali. / Serra) who tallied three goals and added an assist. Soriano, who missed the first eight games of the season due to an injury, collected career-highs in ground balls and caused turnovers with 10 and four.
The Scots set the momentum for the game after Kahler won the opening draw and found the back of the net in the opening seconds of the game. Five different Scots contributed in the five goal run within the first eight minutes of play.
Olivet got on the board at the 21:16 mark to make the game 5-1. Kahler was able to get the Scots back on track after winning the next draw and scoring off a free-position attempt. This was the first of nine unanswered goals before the Scots walked into halftime with a 14-1 lead.
The second half was slower for the Scots as they only posted 4 goals. Kahler would open up the scoring for the Scots before sophomore Tori Basso (Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion) got her second goal of the game with an assist from junior Katie Rogers (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Farmington Hills). Rogers is currently fourth in the conference for assists, just five behind the leader. Freshman Kaitlyn Bloom (Howell, Mich. / Howell) and junior Madi Webster (St. Johns, Mich. / St. Johns) each recorded their first career goals in the final minutes of the second half.
Freshman Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) saw a full 60 minutes of action in goal while making four saves off five shots. Ray continues to lead the conference in save percentage with 56.8 percent and goals-against average with 7.51.
The Scots return to Bahkle Field to take on the Saint Mary's College (Ind.) Belles on Thursday, April 13. The game is set to start at 7 pm.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director, (989) 463-7436