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Richmond's Goal in Second Gives SHU Another Shutout in 2020

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's soccer team (2-0, 2-0 WHAC) scored in the second half to shutout Lourdes (0-3, 0-2 WHAC) in a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon. Jennifer Richmond (Sr. | Plymouth, Mich.) scored her first goal of the season in the 69th minute to help the Saints push past the Gray Wolves.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 1, Lourdes 0

Location: Adrian, Michigan (O'Laughlin Stadium)

Records: Siena Heights (2-0, 2-0 WHAC), Lourdes (0-3, 0-2 WHAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The game was tight in the first half as the Lourdes goalkeeper, Kerstyn Williams (L, 0-2), made three saves to keep Siena off the board. The first opportunity for SHU came in the 19th minute when Ashley Strong (Sr. | Howell, Mich.) was thwarted by Wiliams on her shot attempt. Faith Patania (Fr. | Jackson, Mich.) and Kennedy Barr (Sr. | Fraser, Mich.) each had a shot on goal that was kept out by the Gray Wolves keeper.

The second half was scoreless until a shot by Emily Broman (Fr. | White Lake, Mich.) was saved and Richmond put the ball away off the rebound to give Siena a 1-0 lead. The Saints outshot Lourdes 14-9 in the game (5-4 in shots on goal). Siena totaled five corner kicks while the Gray Wolves had three. Both SHU keeper Kara Bishop (Sr. | Allegan, Mich.) and Williams each made three saves.

TOP SAINTS

• Richmond scored the only goal of the game, her first of the season. She now leads the Saints in points with three (1g, 1a) this season.

• Bishop (W, 2-0) recorded her second shutout in as many games to start her senior season.

THE OPPOSITION

• Williams made three saves to keep Lourdes in the contest.

UP NEXT

Siena Heights hosts Concordia (Mich.) next Saturday, October 17 at 4:00 p.m., EST. That will be the final home game for the fall season for the Saints.

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