Lake Erie College Women's Soccer Report - Oct. 5
This week's games:
Monday, Oct. 5 vs. Charleston (W.Va.) (4 p.m.)
Storm Report (4-5-2)
The Storm is coming off a 1-1 week in which it knocked off Waynesburg University, 2-1, on Wednesday, but fell to East Stroudsburg University, 8-0, on Saturday. Lake Erie fell behind 1-0 in the 12th minute to Waynesburg, but the Storm fought back to tie the game just nine minutes later as freshman Jaimie Nelson (Las Vegas, Nev./Las Vegas) converted an unassisted tap-in goal. It was Nelson's second goal of the season since playing her first game out of net for the Storm a couple weeks ago. The game was tied into halftime and Lake Erie did not cash in again until freshman Nicole Seaman (Akron, Ohio/Firestone) notched her first career goal in the 81st minute to send the Storm to the 2-1 win. Lake Erie out-shot Waynesburg, 14-7, in the game, and Nelson and sophomore Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley) stopped two shots apiece in net.
Lake Erie struggled out of the gate on Saturday in its 8-0 loss at East Stroudsburg. The Warriors scored in the 13th minute and twice more in the next two-and-a-half minutes to pull away from Lake Erie and gain the 3-0 lead. East Stroudsburg scored again in the 31st minute and four times in the second half to rout the Storm. Nelson made 12 stops in the first half, while Giesen made five saves in the second stanza. The Warriors held a steep advantage in shots (35-3) and corner kicks (8-1).
The University of Charleston Golden Eagles enter Monday's contest with a 1-8-1 record and have dropped five straight matches. The Eagles have not won since their opening game of the season on Aug. 29 when they beat Shippensburg, 2-1. Charleston has been shut out in its last three games and is coming off a 6-0 defeat to Bloomsburg on Saturday.
· Kaitlyn Holland's (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) six goals are tops for the Storm this season. Three other Lake Erie players have two goals apiece in 2009, including Giesen and Nelson - who share position player and goalkeeping duties - and freshman Valerie Urbanik (North Ridgeville, Ohio/North Ridgeville). Urbanik leads the Storm with three helpers this season.
· The Storm has already eclipsed last season's win total (two) and is looking to have the most wins for the program since 2007 when it won six times.