Falcons rebound from early deficit
Published: October 4, 2011
TIFFIN, Ohio – Notre Dame continued their early season travels with a 4-2 victory over Tiffin at Paradiso Fields. Notre Dame improved to 3-1-0, while the Dragons dropped to 1-3-2 on the season. (Box)
Callan Camin tallied her first career goal, while Alex Mannier, Katie Christensen netted their first goals of the season vs. the Dragons, and Lauren Kobylik also found the back of the net to start the team''s comeback.
"Their first goal was against the run of play,” Mike Shiels, Notre Dame head coach, said. “We were on top and it was their first meaningful attack. The girls responded right away to though.”
The Falcons trailed 1-0 early in the contest after Lauren Bowyer scored on TU''s first shot earning the hosts their only point at the 7:31 mark of the first half. Boyer received a centering pass from Shelly Rogers before connecting on a strike that snuck past goalkeeper Kristy Kolschetzky.
The Blue & White quickly responded, however, with four unanswered goals of their own. Mannier, a sophomore from Troy, Ohio, jumped on her own rebound less than five minutes later tying the game at the 12:18 mark in the opening stanza.
The Falcons would take over the lead just over four minutes later when Kobylik put the Falcons in control after finding the net after a Dragon turnover landed at the feet of Lauren Acker at 16:24. Acker played the ball into Christensen near the top of the penalty area and the senior took advantage of the Tiffin miscue and found Kobylik for the Falcons third goal.
The Blue & White extended their lead courtesy of Sandy, Utah, senior midfielder, Katie Christensen''s finish to the right side of the goal at 19:11. Mannier started the play when she found Christensen from the left side. The 5-foot-4 senior made simple work in netting her 19th career goal for a 3-1 lead over the hosts.
Just over 11 minutes later, The Blue & White extended their lead when Lauren Acker and Anic McKay combined to find a wide open Callan Camin at the top of the penalty area. The Beachwood, Ohio, native made the easy finish for her first collegiate goal and point giving the Falcons a 4-1 lead at the 28:28 mark.
The Dragons picked up some momentum in the second half, firing off several shots over the first 20 minutes out of the intermission. Kolschetzky made a pair of stops to keep the Falcons in the lead, however, Tiffin was able to beat the Mentor, Ohio, native drawing one back at the 73:51 mark when Alexandra Sevastakis received a pass from Erin Thomas.
Notre Dame had a slight edge in the shot count, 13-9, through the opening half, but trailed, 18-17, for the game. TU also produced a, 3-2, corner kick advantage. For the season, seven Falcons players have tallied at least one point with Lauren Acker leading the way with 10 points after producing two assists in the team''s win over Tiffin on Tuesday.
Notre Dame will continue their road swing Saturday at 3 p.m. at Turf Field when they face Davenport (Mich.), who knocked off Rio Grande, 4-1, earlier on Saturday afternoon.