Quick start send Wolves past Rio women


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



Rio Grande’s Amelia Bragg, left, battles Lourdes’ Erin Caldwell for a loose ball during Sunday’s non-conference match in Sylvania, Ohio. The Gray Wolves defeated the RedStorm, 3-1.

Rio Grande’s Amelia Bragg, left, battles Lourdes’ Erin Caldwell for a loose ball during Sunday’s non-conference match in Sylvania, Ohio. The Gray Wolves defeated the RedStorm, 3-1.


Courtesy photo

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Lourdes University’s got two first half goals from Abigail Mann in a span of just 10 seconds, fueling the Gray Wolves to a 3-1 win over the University of Rio Grande, Sunday afternoon, in non-conference women’s soccer action at Wildcat Stadium.

Lourdes ran its record to 2-1 with the win.

Rio Grande slipped to 0-4 as a result of the loss.

Mann gathered in a pass from teammate Anna Zacerkowny, which was played through the middle to the right edge of the 18-yard box, and fired a shot past Rio freshman keeper Jayla Brown (Chillicothe, OH) for a goal just 13:41 into the contest.

Ten seconds later, Mann blasted a shot from 20 yards out which bounced off of Brown’s hands and into the net for a 2-0 lead.

The RedStorm sliced the deficit in half just under seven minutes later when junior Ambar Torres (Guyaquil, Ecuador) scored via a penalty kick, but the Gray Wolves got the marker when Morgan Henkle headed in a pass from Elaina Hillman with 6:59 to play before the intermission.

Lourdes finished with a 30-12 edge in shots overall, including 15-2 after halftime, but there was no scoring after the break.

Kerstyn Williams stopped six shots in a winning effort for the Gray Wolves.

Brown went the distance in net for Rio and recorded 10 stops in a losing cause.

The RedStorm return to action next Saturday with a non-conference tilt at Georgetown (Ky.) College.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Rio Grande’s Amelia Bragg, left, battles Lourdes’ Erin Caldwell for a loose ball during Sunday’s non-conference match in Sylvania, Ohio. The Gray Wolves defeated the RedStorm, 3-1.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_RIO-Bragg.jpgRio Grande’s Amelia Bragg, left, battles Lourdes’ Erin Caldwell for a loose ball during Sunday’s non-conference match in Sylvania, Ohio. The Gray Wolves defeated the RedStorm, 3-1. Courtesy photo

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.