Lady Vikes fall to Foresters

King, Andy

On Sept. 27, the women’s soccer team played host to the visiting Foresters of Lake Forest College. The first few minutes made it evident that the game would be high-paced because of the sheer athletic ability of Lake Forest. Many times Forester midfielders and outside defenders would be running at pace up the touchline with the ball at their feet, only to be tackled by the Viking defense.
A strong opportunity in the 41st minute found Sarah Ehlinger break through two tackles and strike a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, only to hit the crossbar.
As halftime approached, the Vikings stepped up their offensive efforts creating numerous opportunities on goal. At halftime the score was 0-0 with the run of play being relatively even. Lake Forest came out strong in the second half sending players forward once again but the Viking defense held strong.
The Foresters first goal of the match came in the 80th minute off of a corner kick. The ball was served in and a Lake Forest attacker ran in strongly and headed the ball into the net. The final goal of the match was a long range effort from a Lake Forest center midfielder who floated the ball in over Viking goal keeper Lindsay Ahlen in the 85th minute.
A tough defeat in the last ten minutes of the match brought the Lady Vikings to 2-1 in conference with a full time score of 0-2.