GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Lawrence Technological University women's soccer fell in the WHAC semifinals 1-0 to Aquinas College (Mich.) on Saturday, November 9th. With this loss, the Blue Devils conclude their season while the Saints go on to play in the WHAC championship game tomorrow, November 10th.
The first half started off slow for each team. However, Aquinas dominated the offensive play with six shots compared to the Blue Devil's six. In net, Rebecca Almandoz had four saves alone in the first half. Also in the first half, a yellow card was issued to each team late in the period, exemplifying the intensity of this match from either side.
Going into the second, each team was on high alert. However, Aquinas took the first and only goal of the game, scoring from a free kick outside of the box. In this half alone, the Blue Devils got two yellow cards. While Lawrence Tech had a lot more opportunities to score with 10, the Saints stood with them, shooting 11 shots and making one past Almandoz. In net for the Saints, the keeper had six saves, securing her team's ticket to the WHAC championship.
Despite this loss, the Blue Devils made history by making it to the WHAC semifinals for the first time in history.