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Rockford's Second Half Surge Falls Just Short

Lesly Herrera
Lesly Herrera

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Rockford University women's soccer team (0-18-1, 0-12-0 NACC) concluded its season with a close 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Alverno College Inferno (5-13-0, 1-10-1 NACC). The Inferno jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Regents made things very interesting in the closing moments. Rockford scored two goals over the final four minutes of the match, to pull back within one. Unfortunately, the Regents simply ran out of time, falling by a final score of 3-2. 

  • The first half belonged to Alverno. The Inferno outshot Rockford 17-0, including a 7-0 advantage in shots on goal. 
  • Alverno broke the scoreless tie in the 32nd minute, when Shayne Wolf found the back of the net, to give her team a 1-0 lead heading into the half.
  • The Inferno would extend their lead to 2-0 following a goal in the 54th minute by Angela Chobanian. 
  • Alverno tacked on one final goal in the 84th minute, as Katie Shipley found the back of the net to give the Inferno a 3-0 advantage.
  • However, the Rockford offensive attack exploded over the final four minutes of the match. 
  • Annie Harris booted a free kick from the side of the field to right in front of the goal, which was then put into the net by Andrea Escobar. It was Escobar's first goal of the season.  
  • Just over two minutes later, the Regents would make it a one-goal match. After the ball was kicked around in front of the net multiple times, Annie Harris was able to gain control of it, and pass to an open Lesly Herrera directly in front of the goal. Herrera then finished the play off by scoring her first collegiate goal.
  • Unfortunately, the Regents ran out of time, as the clock expired, and Alverno held on for a 3-2 win.

  • Andrea Escobar scored her first goal of the season on just one shot attempt. 
  • Lesly Herrera also only needed one shot attempt to score her first collegiate goal. 
  • Annie Harris assisted on both of the Rockford's goals.
  • Amelia Harper finished the match with 12 saves, giving her 317 for the season. Barring some unforeseen set of events, Harper will finish the 2019 season with the most saves in NCAA Division III women's soccer.