August 31, 2007

Wolverines top Adrian in opener, 2-1

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Sophomore midfielder Elise Bender (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) assisted on one goal and added the eventual game-winner Friday afternoon as the Grove City College women's soccer team opened the 2007 season with a 2-1 victory over visiting Adrian in non-conference action.

Grove City (1-0) grabbed a 1-0 lead just 4:10 into the match as junior Stephanie Wild (Carmel, Ind./Heritage Christian) scored off a Bender corner kick. Adrian tied the match seven minutes later on a penalty kick from Lindsay Chitwood.

Grove City reclaimed the lead for good at 38:55 on an unassisted goal by Bender.

In goal, junior Diana Pragel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Arcadia) stopped seven shots, including six in the second half. Grove City out-shot the Bulldogs (0-1), 17-13. Grove City also had six corner kicks, compared to three for Adrian.

Grove City will host Aurora Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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