Henderson, Tenn. – After several preseason competitions, the Bryan College Lions Women's Soccer Team planned on putting their skills to the test in their first match of the regular-season during day one of the Freed-Hardeman University Lions Cup on Thursday, Aug. 31. Both Bryan and their challenger, Mid-South Conference opponent University of Pikeville (Ky.), didn't realize how much weather would factor into the game until the sky opened up early on. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Lions adapted quickly and managed to find the back of the net on three occasions before play was halted due to a tornado warning.
Once the warning was lifted, play continued but the rain poured, transforming Freed-Hardeman's field into a pond. The conditions worsened, allowing only one half to be completed before the field was deemed unplayable. Unable to reach the required 70 minutes of play, the game was canceled.
After one half, Bryan controlled a 5-0 lead with goals from Ruth Rosales (SR/El Salto, Mexico), Ana Ramirez (JR/Garland, Texas), Makena Giles (FR/Athens, Tenn.), and Hannah Bohner (SR/Winston-Salem, N.C.). Giles led the Lion Pride with a pair of goals on her three shot attempts, while Ramirez helped Bryan apply pressure with a team-leading three shots on target. Pikeville recorded only two shots and one on goal as Morgana Hardt da Silva (SR/Porto Alegre, Brazil) corralled the save.
The cancellation keeps the Lions with a clean slate and helps prevent the Bears from a 0-2 start to the year after falling 3-2 against West Virginia Tech University on Aug. 27.
All of Friday's games for day two of the Lions Cup have been rained out. Bryan will try to play their first game of the regular-season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against host school Freed-Hardeman at 4pm.
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For LIVE stats, visit the tournament page.
To view the full 2017 women's soccer schedule, click here.