Badgers can’t catch Bulldogs, 4-1

MOBILE, Ala. (October 3, 2021) – The Spring Hill College (SHC) Badgers women’s soccer team took a 4-1 Gulf South Conference (GSC) loss to the Union University Bulldogs at Library Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (2-5, 2-3 GSC) grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a goal by Annika Weidener in the 5th minute of play and then made it 2-0 just before intermission with a goal in the 44th minute when Ava Duval found Rivers Abshere with an entry pass for the score.

The Badgers refused to turn tail in the second half, however, and came out with a renewed vigor that resulted in a tally in the 54th minute of play when Sophie Bailey scored off a pass from Kacy Nalley to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Union answered back with a Matilda Nyberg goal off an assist from Abigail Langston in the 64th minute followed by a Duval score off a pass from Ella Neely in the 88th minute.

Badger starting keeper Anna Brunner (0-10) made three saves against 19 shots and two corner kicks by Union. Bryson Lee of the Bulldogs improved to 2-6 on the year with one save in 77 minutes while Rylee Lorio finished the final 13 minutes with two saves. All told, SHC took seven shots with five corner kicks.

The Badgers (0-10; 0-6 GSC) will visit the University of Montevallo (UM) Falcons (4-4; 1-3 GSC) at the UM Varsity Soccer Field on Friday at 5 p.m.

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