On Saturday, the Saints hosted Lorain Country Community College. The Saints beat LCCC earlier in the season 3-2. "This is one of the better Lorain teams they have had in the past decade. We are excited about a challenging rematch with them. They play with a lot of heart and have some quality players on their end, it should be fun today," says Coach Hordych before the game.
In first half action, after getting called for off sides multiple times, the Saints look to sit back in their defensive end and play a little more direct. It was in the 15th minute when that style paid off. A direct ball was played to an on running Megan McKinney would beat an outside back and players a simple ball across the 6 to an on running Amanda Sonney for the easy finish. That would give them the 1-0 edge, which would go into halftime.
In the second half, it was set pieces that would help the Saints. In the 49th minute, Emily Griffith would set up for a free kick at mid field. She placed a perfect ball over the back line to an on running Deja Dixon for the easy finish, giving Dixon her first goal of the season. Later in the game, Emily Griffith would get another set piece on a corner kick. As she took the kick, she added some spin, along with the help of the wind and bent the ball into the back of the net. This is the second goal this season Griffith has scored on a corner. This gave the Saints the 3-0 lead, which would hold through to the end of the game.
Kym Braine was credited with the shutout in goal, her 4th of the season. The Saints are back in action as they host NAIA Point Park's JV squad on Tuesday at Vineyard field. The game will take place during the Saints "Pink Week" so the Saints will be wearing pink jerseys for the match.