Sept. 29, 2013
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Alice Palmer scored her second goal of the season but it was not enough as the Oakland women's soccer team (4-6-1) dropped a non-conference match to St. Francis (PA), 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at the OU Soccer Field. The Golden Grizzlies outshot the Red Flash 27-13 in the match.
"We have to finish our scoring opportunities," said interim head coach Dave Morgan. "This week it'll be our emphasis as the intensity has to be up and the quality of coming in and finishing has to get better."
With Oakland down 3-0 late in the second half, Palmer would receive a long through ball from Meghan Reynolds and was able to put it by the keeper in the 81st minute.
SFU would get on the board first as Beatriz Maros de Carvalho would get a shot off the rebound from a corner and was able to put it past Payj O'Shea. Tesa McKibben would score two goals as her first came in the first half in the 35th minute as she took a shot from just inside the box that trickled into the net and in the 63rd minute with a header from a cross.
O'Shea finished the match with four saves, allowing three goals and SFU's Jena Laferty earned six saves and allowing one goal.
The Golden Grizzlies will be in action next weekend as they travel to Dayton, Ohio to face Wright State in a Horizon League matchup on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Rinzler Student Sports Complex.