SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Following a domination of all 90 minutes of the match, the Lawrence Technological University women's soccer team came out with a 5-1 win on their 2019 Home Opener against the University of Rio Grande (0-3-0, 0-0-0). Several Blue Devils (1-1-0, 0-0-0) found the back of the net while the defense had a quiet night on their end.
Having a stellar night were Freshmen DiOnna Hill and Dahlia Jerovsek. Hill dominated the field with plenty of fast breaks, two of which turned into assists, one to open the game and one after a goal of her own. Hill went unassisted, scoring her first goal as a Blue Devil in the 17th minute of the game. Jerovsek had a goal in the early minutes of the second half, also debuting at the Blue DevilS Stadium on a high note.
Katelyn Mather, a veteran for the squad, opened the game up with a quick goal in the first several minutes of the game, setting the tone for the rest of the match. Only five minutes later, LauraSilverman found a way past the keeper with an assist from AlayneNyboer. Closing out the half, Hill found the back of the net, but was not finished as she went on to assist another goal from Mather.
This game was riddled with fouls and penalties, including two red cards coming from the Rio Red Storm side. While Lawrence Tech tried to keep it clean, two yellow cards were issued, one to Silverman and one to Jerovsek, on the night.
From the start of the match, the Blue Devils had control of the game, taking 12 shots in each half and getting plenty of corner kick opportunities. They also only allowed seven shots on the night and two corner kicks, keeping the Red Storm offense at bay.
Next up for the Blue Devils is another home match, this time against Point Park (PA) on Sunday, September 1st. The Pioneers (0-2-0, 0-0-0) come to Southfield on a two game losing streak, with a most recent 1-0 loss against WHAC opponent Lourdes University on Friday, August 30.