August 30, 2014

Second-half goals cost Wolverines against Houghton

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Houghton scored three times in the span of three and a half minutes in the second half to negate an early Wolverine lead as the Grove City College women's soccer team fell to the Highlanders 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at College Field.

Sophomore Jordyn White (Mars, Pa./Mars) scored both goals for the Wolverines (1-1) while senior goalkeeper Kristi Lathrop (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) stopped nine shots in goal.

Despite being outshot by Houghton (2-0) 15-4 in the first half, Grove City took a 2-0 lead into the break. White scored her first goal in the 18th minute when her corner kick bent in toward goal and went through Highlander goalkeeper Shawna Sprout's hands.

Houghton would commit a foul in the box in the 36th minute, and White would convert the ensuing penalty kick to double the Grove City advantage.

The Wolverines would keep the Highlanders at bay over the first 12 minutes of the second half, but Stephany Ellison got cut Houghton's deficit in half in the 58th minute and Sarah Gabriele would follow less than a minute later with the game-tying score.

Ellison netted her second goal of the match in the 61st minute for what proved to be the game-winner.

Grove City returns to action on Friday when they host Adrian in a 4 p.m. non-conference match.

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