Spring Arbor Too Much For Lady Maple Leafs
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. - The Goshen College women's soccer team could not stay above .500 overall as they fell 5-0 on the road at Spring Arbor University Wednesday afternoon.
"Spring Arbor was by far the best team we had played against thus far this season," head coach Thavisith Mounsithiraj said. "Technically, tactically, and physically, it was a challenge for us all afternoon long."
It was evidenced as the Maple Leafs surrendered four second-half goals to the Cougars - received votes in the latest NAIA national poll - who also pounded 17 shots on frame in the contest.
"Our gals did the best we could by keeping the score 1-0 heading into the break," Mounsithiraj added. "Collectively, we defended well against their speed and skill and I thought we were pretty disciplined in not letting them unbalance our shape. But their attack was unrelenting."
The constant attack by the Cougars forced Goshen to move all 10 field players behind the ball and into the defensive half, limiting their offensive abilities. The Maple Leafs finished with just two shots and could not put any on goal.
"They gave us not time or space to play right from the opening whistle," Mounsithiraj said before concluding, "We as a team gave tremendous effort and work. They are just that good."
At 5-6 overall and 0-3 in the MCC, Goshen looks to regroup as they host a strong Grace College squad on Saturday.