Herd Women's Soccer Second Half Rally Comes up Short at UAB
Mary Lawman and Karen Rogge each scored goals for the Herd
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A two-goal second half rally from the Marshall women’s soccer team was not enough to overcome UAB, as it fell, 4-2, on Friday night at BBVA Compass Field.
With the loss, Marshall fell to 3-8-1 (1-3-1 C-USA), while UAB rose to 9-1-3 (3-0-1 C-USA) and remained unbeaten at home with a 4-0-1 record.
Junior midfielder Jenna Zuzolo had the Herd’s best chance of the first half in the opening minutes of the game when she registered a shot at the 1:03 mark, but it was saved by the Blazers’ Kelsey Daugherty.
The score remained tied at 0-0 until Marshall conceded at penalty kick in the 28th minute, which UAB’s Amy Brewer converted to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead. UAB doubled its lead less than two minutes later when Brewer’s free kick found the top corner of the Herd’s net. The score remained for the rest of the half with UAB holding onto its 2-0 lead.
UAB out-shot Marshall, 4-1, while it also had more shots on goal, 2-0, and 1-0 more saves after 45 minutes of play.
Brewer collected her hat trick in the opening 10 minutes of the second half when she tapped in a free kick from outside of the penalty area at the 54:46 mark to collect her ninth goal of the season and make the score 3-0.
Freshman Mary Lawman brought the Herd within began the second half rally in the 61st when she converted a corner kick from freshman Rene Ross to make the score 3-1. UAB iced the game at the 87:42 mark when Rachel Green converted a through ball to make the score 4-1. The game was not over, as junior Karen Rogge scored her first career goal in the final minute of action, but the Herd did not complete the comeback, falling 4-2.
Senior goalkeeper Emily Moreland, who made her first start of the season for Marshall, finished the game with one save, while Daugherty tallied two saves.
UAB and Marshall finished the game even at shots, with both tallying 11 each, while the Herd had 6-5 more shots on goal.