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Storm Can't Stave Off Early Goal, Fall to Edinboro, 1-0


PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The Lake Erie women's soccer team could not equalize after Edinboro scored an early goal as the Fighting Scots went on to win, 1-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 14) at Slattery Field.  

Amanda Bartell scored the only goal of the game, just seven minutes into the first half when she placed a shot into the right side of net, coming off a run down the left side. Melissa Leszek notched the assist for the Scots (5-4-5).  

The Storm (6-6-2) did not have a shot in the first half as the Scots won that battle, 12-0, in the first 45 minutes.  

Lake Erie, though, played much more spirited soccer in the second half, drawing a couple great chances that came up empty. Early in the second half, Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley) had a header hit off the right post.  

Later in the half, Lacey Eisenberg (Kirtland, Ohio/Kirtland) had a one-on-one chance near the net, but was unable to convert as goalkeepers Samantha Cairns and Kate Stukbauer combined for the clean sheet for Edinboro.  

Lake Erie keeper Jaimie Nelson (Las Vegas, Nev./Las Vegas) stopped six shots in the match and faced 22 shots overall. Edinboro also held an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks.   T

he Storm will now hit the road for its next two matches at Alderson-Broaddus on Sunday (Oct. 18) and at Malone on Tuesday (Oct. 20).