DC Ties in Impressive Performance Against the Ravens

(Defiance, OH) Defiance College’s Women’s Soccer team traveled to Anderson on Wednesday, October 25th to take on the Ravens for a frigid game under the lights. The Ravens came into the game with a record of 10-2-3 and in conference of 5-1-3. The Ravens were playing for a playoff spot before this game!

The Jackets did not let the cold air stop the fire that they came to play with. Though Anderson was better on paper, they came ready to prove that they belong in the HCAC. The first half was gridlocked at 0-0, with the Jackets having 2 shots on frame, while Anderson had 8.

The second half was a similar story, with the Jackets having 1 shot on frame and Anderson having 10. With all these shots on frame, it did not phase sophomore goalie Madi Bowman, who had an absolutely incredible game protecting her net. She was diving, jumping, and sliding for balls that would have gone in against most other goalies in the HCAC.

The game went into overtime with great defense by the Jackets and an incredible performance in goal by Bowman. Sadly, neither team could capitalize in the first or second overtime of this very cold night. Possessions changed, while there were several shots on goal for each team, but neither would give into one another.

The game ended in a 0-0 tie, with both sides playing extremely well. The Jackets have yet again proved that they can hang with some of the best, even though on paper the record does not work in their favor. After the game, we caught up with Blake Newman, and she had this to say, “The season may not have gone as everyone might have liked so far, but we are young and hungry and show a lot of promise for years to come. It is time to get to work.”

The Jackets are home this Saturday, October 28th, for their last conference game, and senior night, against Mount St. Joseph. As always, come out and support and Go Jackets!

Written by Zac Bires

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