Burnaby, BC - The Simon Fraser University women's soccer team hosted Saint Martin's University in their Great Northwest Athletic Conference home opener on Thursday night, falling to the Saints 2-0.
"I thought we played a good first half," said Head Coach Shelley Howieson. "We let things slip away in the second half and we are just going to have to re-group and be ready to go on Saturday."
Teagan Rae Sorokan (North Vancouver, BC) got the start in net for the Clan, making two saves along the way in just under 65 minutes of play.
Meg Wilson (London, ON) saw some action as well. Wilson, who is a member of the Clan women's basketball team as well, had one save in just over 25 minutes of action.
Both goalkeepers allowed one goal in the match.
The first came in the 60th minute, when Abbey McFaul scored an unassisted goal for Saint Martin's.
In the 81st minute, Jessica Christian made it 2-0 with another unassisted goal when she found space and put a shot into the far side of the net that rang off the post and went in.
The Clan put pressure on Saint Martin's late, including an Ali Trenter (Coquitlam, BC) shot that went off the post in the final minute, but the Clan could not put one on the board.
With the loss, the Clan slip to 0-2-1 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play and 0-4-1 overall.
SFU will be back in action on Saturday when they host the Western Oregon Wolves at 5:00 p.m. at Terry Fox Field. Admission to all home SFU soccer games is free of charge.