|St. Ambrose (Iowa)||1||0||0||0||1|
|1||12:49||Madison Volpert (St. Ambrose (Iowa))|
|2||62:51||Soleya Figueroa (Graceland (Iowa))|
|Graceland (Iowa)||Indv. Leaders||St. Ambrose (Iowa)|
|#7 Soleya Figueroa - 1||Goals||# Elizabeth Shealy - 1|
|#26 Kimberley Louiza Ramirez - 1||Assists||# Lauren Blake - 1|
|2 Players (#7,#26) - 3||Shots||2 Players (#,#) - 4|
|#1 Manaia Siania Unutoa - 3||Saves||# Nicole Staines - 5|
|Graceland (Iowa)||Team Statistics||St. Ambrose (Iowa)|
|10 (6)||Shots (on goal)||15 (5)|
DES MOINES, IA - Graceland University women's soccer opened the year with a 1-1 tie with a tough Saint Ambrose University team.
The Lady Jackets battled hard against the Fighting Saints to earn possession and move the ball around the field, working to find and exploit the gaps.
Freshman Soleya Figueroa tallied three shots in the contest, placing two on goal including the Yellowjackets lone goal of the match in the 63rd minute of the game. Bethany Koutsouridis, Megan Kimrey, and Carissa Fleck and Kimberley Louiza Ramirez also tabbed shots on goal. Manaia Sinai Unutoa made three saves in the contest.
Saint Ambrose's goal was marked by Elizabeth Shealy, as Katie Reitz recorded four of the team's 15 shots in the contest. SAU's Nicole Staines posted five saves in the game.
"Today we turned a major corner in our development as a group," said Ozzie White, head coach. " The result against a very well organized team is a great barometer of our progress. The challenge is to play like that consistently."
Graceland University will play on the road again on Sunday, August 27 at 11 a.m. against the Robert Morris University (IL) Eagles.
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