|1||09:24||Ruth Rosales (Bryan College)|
|1||36:15||Makena Giles (Bryan College)|
|Oglethorpe University||Indv. Leaders||Bryan College|
|None||Goals||2 Players (#4,#12) - 1|
|None||Assists||2 Players (#2,#10) - 1|
|2 Players (#3,#10) - 3||Shots||2 Players (#2,#12) - 3|
|#0 Lindsey Bolas - 5||Saves||#00 Morgana Hardt da Silva - 2|
|Oglethorpe University||Team Statistics||Bryan College|
|7 (2)||Shots (on goal)||15 (7)|
Dayton, Tenn. – A pair of first-half goals by the Bryan College Lions Women's Soccer Team Friday evening was all it took for them to mark up their first win of the season and also hand the visiting team, Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels (Ga.), their first loss of the year. Bryan improved their overall record to 1-2, while Oglethorpe fell to 2-1.
Ruth Rosales (SR/El Salto, Mexico), a senior midfielder from El Salto, Mexico, helped Bryan get on the board first with her first goal of the season, which was also the first time the Lions have found the back of the net this year. She was assisted by Ana Ramirez (JR/Garland, Texas), providing Bryan with a 1-0 advantage over Oglethorpe 9:24 into the opening period. The score is the 6thcareer goal for Rosales.
The home team went on to outshoot the Stormy Petrels 5-3 in the first half, with another strike by the Lions falling on target and adding to their lead in the 36th-minute. Oglethorpe went on the attack, but Anna Sanders (SO/Chattanooga, Tenn.) was able to prevent the Stormy Petrels from taking to the air with a steal and outlet pass to a streaking Makena Giles (FR/Athens, Tenn.). Players from Oglethorpe did all they could to cut off Giles, but her speed proved too tough as she dribbled the ball through the last defenders, setting up a one-on-one situation with the Stormy Petrels' keeper, Lindsey Bolas. Bolas decided to rush Giles, but Giles reacted and slotted the shot past Bolas and into the goal for the last score of the contest. It was the freshman's first goal of her career and helped seal the 2-0 victory for Bryan.
Bolas saw the Lions register 10 second-half shots compared to her own team's four, but she set up the Stormy Petrels for a glimpse of hope with spectacular saves in the latter half. Unfortunately for her, Bryan's defense caused major problems for Oglethorpe as the Lions completed the shutout.
The Lions tallied 15 shots, while the Stormy Petrels totaled seven. Morgana Hardt da Silva (SR/Porto Alegre, Brazil) guarded the goal for Bryan and corralled a pair of saves through the full 90 minutes, bringing her total this year to 13. Giles nearly added more to the Lions' score as she turned in a team-high three shots with two on goal. Rosales and Johanna Rappe (FR/Nordhausen, Germany) followed with a pair of looks, respectively.
Bryan returns to the pitch on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Marietta, Ga. when they face-off with the Running Eagles of Life University at 6pm.
To view the full 2017 women's soccer schedule, click here.