Macon, GA- The conference road trip continued in the state of Georgia for the women's soccer team today, as they returned to the field in the city of Macon. Berea played on the home field of the Wesleyan College Wolves looking to move their winning streak to two games.
Sohara Perez got the Mountaineers' offense off to a quick start as she took a shot that went wide 42 seconds into the game. A second scoring opportunity for Perez was just a little high as Berea looked to stay aggressive and tack on the first goal of the game. Unfortunately for the Mountaineers, Wesleyan put the ball in the back of the net in the 15th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Rebecca Schmidt had a chance at an equalizer at the 24:11 mark but her shot was blocked. The offense for Berea cooled down as the Wolves added two more goals in the half to lead 3-0 at the intermission.
The offensive prowess the Mountaineers had in the opening of the game reappeared in the second half, as Perez got a shot off 15 seconds into the half which missed. A few missed opportunities for Berea occurred as a shot by Sierra Massucco followed by two corner kicks did not produce goals for the Mountaineers. Madilyn Hord tried to score her second goal in two days and cut into the deficit but her shot went wide. As the visiting Blue Crew kept searching for a goal to cut into the lead, Wesleyan added another goal to the deficit in the 63rd minute to move ahead 4-0. Berea put a ball in the back of the net as a Perez pass to Stacey Keruwa from ten yards out created a goal but the Mountaineers would be unable to complete the comeback as they went on to fall 4-1.
Shots from Perez (5), Hord (4) and Massucco (3) along with a shot each from Schmidt, Keruwa and Hannah Sexton helped Berea finish the game with 15 shots. Keruwa's goal for the Mountaineers in the 86th minute was her first career goal. Perez was credited with an assist on the Keruwa goal. Amber Follin played the entire game in the net for the Blue Crew and made 10 saves on 14 shots on goal.
Berea comes back home after their two day conference road trip in Georgia to begin a three game home stand. The first contest of the home stand at the Berea College Sports Complex is on Wednesday as Maryville College (Tenn.) comes to town for a conference matchup. First kick is scheduled for 7:00 PM.