(OWENSBORO, Kentucky) – The Lake Erie women's soccer team fell to Kentucky Wesleyan 3-1 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action on Saturday. The Storm dropped to 5-4-2 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference, while the Panthers improved to 4-6 and 2-5 in the same categories.
Kentucky Wesleyan wasted little time getting on the board as the hosts scored in the first minute of the game on a shot by Natalie Hinchcliffe. The Panthers later made it 2-0 on Sarah Haleman just before the half.
Haley Scherer (Petrolia, Pennsylvania) put the Storm back within striking distance as she scored in the 64th minute thanks to an assist from Peyton Frankovich (Dover, Ohio). It was her fourth goal of the season, while Frankovich's helper was her second of the year.
Unfortunately for the Storm, the momentum didn't last too long as the Panthers' Madisyn Hunt scored four minutes later to set the final total.
Rachel Weber (Mentor, Ohio) suffered the loss in goal as she made eight saves. Overall shots were relatively even with Kentucky Wesleyan holding a slight 24-20 advantage.
The Storm will return home for a two-game home stand starting this Thursday. They'll take on Cedarville with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff with coverage provided by the Great Midwest Digital Network. Admission will be $5 with Lake Erie students, staff, and faculty allowed in free with their LEC Storm ID card.