The Cornerstone University Golden Eagles scored two goals in each half and shutout the Foresters to earn a 4-0 victory. Cornerstone took the lead in the 8th minute when Grace Kelly was left unmarked at the top of the penalty area and fired home for the score. The Golden Eagles doubled their advantage in the 20th minute when Leah Koster dribbled through the HU defense and scored from a sharp angle on the right side.
Cornerstone then struck early in the second half converting a free kick from just outside the penalty area. Down 3-0, the Foresters began to create a few more scoring chances with their best opportunity coming on a Sarah Kaufman header that ricocheted off the crossbar. The Golden Eagle defense tightened up after that and HU could never find the back of the net. Jaren Soule completed the scoring for CU in the 84th minute.
“It was a frustrating day in the sense that we saw some good things from our team, but we couldn’t sustain any momentum," said Coach Datema. "Cornerstone is relentless with their pressure on the ball and it was just enough to keep us off balance. I think we are headed in the right direction and we will have some strong competition this coming week that should give us some good experience.”
The loss drops the women to 2-3 on the year.