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.