By Benjamin Palanca
MACOMB, IL – After a tied matchup in the first half, Western let in a second half goal to fall short to the Oral Robert Golden Eagles 2-to-1. Amy Anderws was the lone goal scorer for the Fighting Leathernecks. Anderws currently has six goals of the season leading the team. Myla Stewart made her first appearance in the field since Eastern Michigan matchup on August, 18. Isabel Navas Rodriguez made ten saves and only allowed two goals to go past her as the Golden Eagles scored within the last minute of the game.
The Leathernecks returned to action just two days later, on Sunday Sept, 25th as they faced the Kansas City Roos. WIU was searching for their first win at home of the season and they looked to do it against a team that has been struggling on the road so far this season.
This first half was all Western as Amy Anderws scored her seventh goal of the season and still leads Western in scoring. Sarah De-Gannes made an appearance and recorded a 13 shot game with six of the shots being on goal. During the second half Western kept the momentum and Emmy Ellington scored her first goal of the season. Western will hold on and win 2-to-0. Isabel Navas Rodriguz was credited with the shutout, this being Western’s fifth shutout of the season.
Western head coach Josée Primeau said, “We came out today with energy, and sticking to our game plan worked really well… It was a really good outcome for us today.”
Western will travel to North Dakota this weekend as they face North Dakota on Friday Sept, 30, 3 p.m. and North Dakota State on Sunday Oct, 1, 1 p.m. Follow all the action @wiumenssoccer on instagram and twitter.