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First-Half Concessions Cost Maple Leafs In 3-1 Defeat
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IU East (Ind.) ( 2-2-0)213
Goshen (Ind.) ( 2-2-1)011
Goshen, IN
Scoring Summary
1 10:17Dejhanna O'Bryant (IU East (Ind.))
1 25:05Lauryn Scott (IU East (Ind.))
2 51:13Lauryn Scott (IU East (Ind.))
2 55:57Taliah Borom (Goshen (Ind.))
IU East (Ind.)Indv. LeadersGoshen (Ind.)
#19 Lauryn Scott - 2Goals#24 Taliah Borom - 1
#3 Cendy Mejia - 1Assists None
2 Players (#8,#19) - 5Shots #15 Allison Ebersole - 3
#0 Amanda Nicholson - 5Saves #50 Katie Baer - 7
IU East (Ind.)Team StatisticsGoshen (Ind.)
17 (11)Shots (on goal) 13 (6)
5Saves 8
4Fouls 8
3Corner Kicks 8
2Offsides 2
Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

By Andrew Snyder
Athletic Marketing Coordinator

GOSHEN, Ind. — Sophomore Taliah Borom struck again for the Goshen College women's soccer team, but a pair of first-half goals allowed proved too much for the Maple Leafs on Saturday as they fell to Indiana University East by a 3-1 scoreline.

Red Wolves forward Dejhanna O'Bryant struck first in the 11th minute, finding the far side netting from just inside the 18-yard box for the early 1-0 lead. Goshen's best chance of the first half came in the 25th minute as a shot from sophomore Londyn Feasel was saved but left bouncing in the middle of the goalmouth. Borom was first to the ball and finished it home, but the score was negated by an offside flag.

Looking to quickly counter, IU East (2-2) found numbers upfield on the succeeding free kick and Lauryn Scott played the final ball into the net for the 2-0 lead, which held into halftime. Goshen (2-2-1) was outshot 11-5 in the opening period while recording both first-half corner kicks.

The Maple Leafs held better possession to open the second half, but it was Scott who struck again in the 52nd minute, finishing off a cross from Cendy Mejia for the 3-0 advantage. 

Goshen continued to push forward and got its first legitimate goal in the 56th minute: it was Borom breaking through by capitalizing on a loose ball in the box and lofting a shot over the keeper into the top left corner.

With some momentum and 34 minutes left, the Maple Leafs found increasing opportunities in the form of six corner kicks and five more shots. But the team was unable to convert a second time, falling 3-1. Amanda Nicholson was credited with five saves for IU East. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Baer made seven saves for the Maple Leafs.

"IU-East is a good team that is well coached, credit to them for scoring three good goals," commented Goshen head coach Scott Gloden. "I wish we would have played with the same intensity in the first half that we showed in the second. I thought we were going to come back and get our three. I was really proud of the way we played the last 30 minutes."

Scott and O'Bryant each took five shots for the Red Wolves, who finished with 17 of the 30 attempts, while Allison Ebersole led GC with three shots. Goshen took eight corners while conceding three.

Goshen returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to South Bend to take on Holy Cross College with kickoff set for 5 p.m.