DEFIANCE, OH – The Defiance College women's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss this afternoon in their season opener against Heidelberg (Ohio) University in the first day of the Purple and Gold Classic.
The Student Princes caught fire early in the first period capitalizing on two of their 15 goal attempts. HU went up 1-0 on the Yellow Jackets at the 26:53 mark before following that with a second goal, three minutes later. Defiance was left limited on offense in the first period, recording only two shots.
In the 84th minute of play, Kassie Memmer finally broke the Defiance silence, nailing a penalty kick to halve the Heidelberg lead to 2-1. As the final minutes waned down, Defiance continued to battle with shots from Kat Wicher and Sydney Hoiberg but couldn't connect, falling 2-1 after 90 minutes of play.
Heidelberg was allowed 29 shots while DC was held to just eight. Rachel Lowell collected eight saves while in goal for Defiance.
The Yellow Jackets are back on their home pitch Sunday, September 3 as they host Bethany College in the final day of the Purple and Gold Classic at the Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM with the men's competition immediately following versus Bethany.