Last weekend the University of Toledo Rockets Women’s Soccer team played two important Mid-American Conference opponents at home. The first game was played at home on Friday, October 13 against Akron University. The Rocket’s beat the Zips in this matchup 4-2. In the team’s next game on October 15 against the University at Buffalo, UT fell to the Bulls by a score of 1-0.
In the Akron game, UT was led by first-year athlete Sophia Lewis, who put up a pair of goals in the match to give Toledo the edge over Akron, 4-2.
The Rockets dominated, outshooting Akron 16-7 and taking four corner kicks compared to zero corner kicks from the Zips.
Toledo first scored when third-year midfielder Alena Sidwell found the back of the net during the 18th minute of the match, putting the Rockets ahead 1-0.
Akron tied it up on a breakaway goal shortly after, bringing the score to 1-1.
Toledo were able to regain the lead in the 41st minute of the match on the first career goal from Lewis. This gave the Rockets a 2-1 lead going into halftime.
Fourth-year captain Isa Echeverri raised the Rocket lead early in the second half, scoring her fourth goal of the season.
In the 68th minute Lewis was able to find the goal again, making the score 4-1.
Akron made a late push and managed to score one last goal, but time ended before the Zips could make a comeback, giving Toledo the victory at 4-2.
The following game was a defensive stalemate, with Buffalo winning the match 1-0.
Each team took an identical 11 shots on goal and two corner kicks.
First-year goalkeeper Madison Perrin stopped four goals, while Buffalo managed to stop five.
The first half was quiet, with neither team scoring, or even coming close to a score.
The Bulls scored the lone goal of the match in the 59th minute, enough to secure the victory.
Toledo will hit the road to take on Kent State University on October 19 and Ohio University on October 22.