Women’s soccer falls to Baker at home

Junior Cheyenne Padgett scored one of three JBU goals on Friday.

Junior Cheyenne Padgett scored one of three JBU goals on Friday.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 9, 2011) — By Jessica Flynn

John Brown University’s women’s soccer squad lost at home 4-3 to Baker University on Friday afternoon, putting their overall record at 2-2-1.

Baker’s freshman midfielder Alexa Fryer scored two goals in the first half providing Baker with a strong lead. Golden Eagle Adrienne Kennedy shortened that lead by scoring high over the keeper’s reach in the last five seconds of the first half bring the score to 2-1 by halftime.

JBU’s freshman forward Laura Garcia tied the game 2-2 after executing a perfect cross and finding the back corner of the net at the 65:11 mark. Baker took the lead again with another goal reflected off the head of JBU’s Rachel Harris in the 69th minute bringing the score to 3-2.

In the 81st minute, JBU suffered a loss of a key defensive player as senior Cam Martin sprained her ankle and had to be subbed out. Senior forward Alix Schiraldi, assisted by Alexa Fryer, scored for Baker at the 83:04 mark increasing their lead to 4-2. Junior defender Cheyenne Padgett scored for JBU in the 85th minute bringing the score to 4-3, however time ran out before JBU was able to tie the game.

The Lady Eagles’ next game will be Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. on the road against Lyon College.

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Junior Cheyenne Padgett scored one of three JBU goals on Friday.