ALBION, Mich.—After last night’s scheduled match at Adrian (Mich.) College was postponed due to severe lightning, the Heidelberg University women’s soccer team overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring two second-half goals to beat Albion (Mich.) College today, 2-1, at Alumni Field in Albion, Mich. Junior midfielder Makenzie Dunford (Ontario, Canada/Orangeville District Section) scored a goal and provided an assist to senior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Evendale/Mount Notre Dame), who scored the game-winning goal.
“Today gave us a chance to let some of our young players see some action and evaluate where we are as a team,” said sixth-year head coach Nick Spell. “They showed a lot, overcoming adversity, being down 1-0.”
Albion took the lead, 1-0, in the 23rd minute when Alyssa Brown scored on a free kick from the touch line. The Britons controlled the offensive tempo throughout much of the first half and carried its lead into the break.
In the 77th minute, Dunford scored the equalizing goal after carrying the ball past an Albion defender into the box.
With time winding down, Schneider scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute. Dunford provided the assist.
“We know we are young and were going to have to outwork [Albion],” said Schneider. “In the end, that’s exactly what we did.”
In goal, sophomore Brittany Labry (Aurora/Twinsburg) and freshman Natalie Wolfe (Columbus/Madison Plains) each logged 45 minutes. Labry allowed Albion’s lone goal, while making two saves.
Heidelberg led in corner kicks, 5-4, while Albion outshot the Berg, 9-4.
Heidelberg will play at Adrian College tomorrow in a rescheduled match from Saturday evening’s contest at 4 p.m.