Streaks Streak Past Women's Soccer; Raiders Suffer Just Second Home Loss

Amanda Tamerlano had an assist on the Raiders only goal in a 3-1 defeat against John Carroll
Amanda Tamerlano had an assist on the Raiders only goal in a 3-1 defeat against John Carroll

AALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's soccer team lost a home game for just the second time this season as the Purple Raiders fell 3-1 to John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Tuesday at Mount Union Stadium.

With the victory, John Carroll improves its record to 7-5-1 and 2-1-1 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 8-4 and 2-2 in the conference.  

Nicki Bohrer scored the game's first goal in the 22nd minute to put the Blue Streaks up 1-0, when Raider goalkeeper Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) saved a shot by Kelly Kurtis that went to Bohrer, who put the rebound in the net.

In the 33rd minute, Mackenzie Kenner gave the Blue Streaks a 2-0 lead when she headed in a corner kick that was taken by teammate Danielle Sharbaugh.

Shannon Evans (Newbury/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) cut the deficit to 2-1 when she scored her ninth goal of the year in the 59th minute on a through ball from teammate Amanda Tamerlano (North Royalton/North Royalton) that got past the John Carroll goalkeeper Haley McDonald.

Kenner put the game away in the 71st minute when she scored her second header of the game off a corner kick.

Ashley Sams (Alliance/St. Thomas Aquinas) led the Raiders with three shots on the evening, and Favorite made eight saves. 

Mount Union goes on the road to Columbus for a key OAC matchup Saturday at 3 pm at Capital.

John Carroll vs Mount Union (Oct 09, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio)
 John Carroll (7-5-1, 2-1-1) vs. Mount Union (8-4 ,2-2)
 Date: Oct 09, 2012  Attendance: 167
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 John Carroll........  2  1 -  3
 Mount Union.........  0  1 -  1
  1.  21:34 JCU Nicki Bohrer (3) (unassisted)
  2.  32:56 JCU Mackenzie Kenner (2) (Danielle Sharbaugh) - Corner kick headed in by Kenner
  3.  58:07 MTU Shannon Evans (9) (Amanda Tamerlano) - 16 pass to 12 goal
  4.  70:09 JCU Mackenzie Kenner (Kaylin Akerly) - 15 Corner Kick 10 26 shot in goal
 Shots: John Carroll 17, Mount Union 11
 Saves: John Carroll 3 (Haley McDonald 3), Mount Union 9 (Maria Favorite 9)