Macy records season-high 15 saves in road loss

Oct. 26, 2013

Belleville, Ill. – It was another tough day for the SMWC soccer team in Belleville, Illinois, on Saturday against the Lynx of Lindenwood-Belleville. The Lynx showed their ability from the opening whistle, taking much of the game to the Pomeroys, but SMWC held on and defended for 83 minutes, counterattacking in rare moments and taking several more serious injuries, including two concussions. The dam broke late in the game and the Lynx were able to put three scores on the board in the last six minutes for a 3-0 victory.

The Lynx proved talented, balanced, and physical, racking up 15 shots on goal and many more that went wide or high. That meant a spectacular 15 saves by the Pomeroys’ Georgie Macy before one found the net. The first half was heavily in favor of the Lynx, with one excellent counterattack that found Samantha Morrison at an angle in front of goal. She struck a good shot across the face of goal, but the Lynx’ goalkeeper, Katie Snow, made a fine save to her right.

The second half followed the same pattern. The Lynx poured forward without finding a goal, and the Pomeroys got through a rare counterattack. After losing Katy Kniola, Liz DeMoss, and Trista Littleton for the rest of the match due to injury, the Lynx got a corner kick in the 83rd minute, and Cydney Robertson was able to knock in the serve from Jessika Stiehr, colliding with Georgie Macy. The Lynx then scored again in the 88th and 90th minutes, with goals by Stiehr and Kayla Thomas.

The loss leaves the Pomeroy record at 4-8-1 going into the final senior night match at home on Tuesday with Ohio Midwestern.