PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Senior forward Chelsea Giesen (Grants Pass, Ore./North Valley) scored her first goal of the season early in the match, but Lake Erie College (1-4, 0-3 GLIAC) fell just short of a result, 2-1, at Ashland University (2-2-1, 2-0-1 GLIAC) in Ashland, Ohio.
"I am so proud of how the girls played," said Head Coach Jamie Shadd. "We had Ashland on their heels the whole game but came up just short."
Lake Erie got on the board quickly with their earliest goal of the season. Just 1:19 into the game freshman Robin Hames (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby) found Giesen, who turned and scored over the goalkeeper from 20 yards out.
Quickly pressed into action, Ashland did not take long to respond, tying the game just 7:23 in a Kathleen Demaree headed in a corner kick from Katelyn Peterson. Play went back-and-forth in the first half, with the Eagles netting the ultimately decisive goal in the 34th minute when Amanda John knocked in a deflected ball at point blank range.
With Ashland packing in the defense with the lead throughout the second half, the Storm struggled to break through the Eagles backline getting just one shot off in the final 45 minutes (four total).
Lake Erie's best opportunities came on corner kicks as they held a 4-2 advantage for the game.
Sophomore Megan Baldacci (Cavecreek, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) made four saves for the Storm.
Lake Erie will be in action next on Sunday at Slattery Field for a 1:00 p.m. match against Ohio Dominican University.