Thunder Women's Soccer News
Women's Soccer: Olivet Take Care of Thunder, 3-1
By Sports Information Student Zach Bigger
ANGOLA, Ind. - Trine (2-14, 1-12 MIAA) scored first in about five minutes into the contest, but would surrender two goals in the first half, the second on a savable corner kick from the Comets. Behind 2-1, Olivet (7-9, 4-9 MIAA) added one more tally to the score in the 56th minute off a great passing setup. Trine was outshot for the game overall 14 to 9, but was even with the Comets in the second half with six shots each. Goalkeeper Sloan Davis had four saves on the day for Trine.
The opening minutes featured a fast start from Trine, who saw Jamie McCarrell (Jackson, Mich./Jackson) boom a shot from about 25 yards out and have it soar right down the middle of the field past the goalkeeper. Several minutes later, Olivet got on the board thanks to a great play by Emily Chzasz and setup by Lindsey Winters.
In the 17th minute, Ruth Feliciano (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) made a great play and stopped a quick run by Olivet. Feliciano cut off a Comet player who was beginning to breakaway and cut off the scoring opportunity with a great slide tackle. Olivet would stave off any other Thunder opportunities and go into halftime with a 2-1 lead thanks to a corner kick that sailed over the head of the Trine goalkeeper.
Corner kicks were uncommon in the second half, as both teams combines for three opportunities after only getting five in the first half. Trine would not be able to set up another goal to keep pace with the Comets, who took a 3-1 lead in the 56th minute. Olivet soared ahead of Trine late in the first half and never looked back, despite the Thunder putting up a willing fight to the very end.
Trine's last three games of the season are all on the road beginning Wednesday against Albion at 3 p.m.
10/19 THUNDER Fell to Adrian
By Sports Information Student Kory Shackle
ANGOLA, Ind. - It was a very wet, cold, and windy day for the matchup between Trine and Adrian. The weather never improved, and Trine struggled on the day. The Thunder fell to the Bulldogs, 6-0. It was a very long first half for the Thunder, and the second half was not better. The loss drops Trine to a season record of 2-12 and a conference record of 1-11.
In the first half, Adrian came out very strong and Trine never managed to gain the momentum bag. The Bulldogs scored four goals in the half, all from four different girls. Trine managed to only produce one shot in the half.
The second half was better for the Thunder, but Adrian managed to score two more goals. Those two goals came from Sam Barker who finished with a hat trick on the day. The Thunder produced eight shots in the half, two of which were very close to goals. One ball went off the left post and another just went over the cross bar.
The Thunders next match will be on Oct. 22 as they travel to Goshen for a 7:00 start time.
10/16 THUNDER STRUCK BY HOPE
By Sports Information Student Kory Shackle
ANGOLA, Ind. - For the third game in a row, the Trine University women’s soccer team competed at a high level only to fall short to Hope College. The Thunder fell to the Flying Dutch, 1-0. The Dutch scored their lone goal early in the second half after a ball got loose after a corner, and Courtney Laux put a bullet in the back of the net. Trine (2-11, 1-10 MIAA) managed to only produce four shots on the day, which never found the back of the net.
In the early minutes Trine had a great attempt at a goal on a corner kick, where Skyler Reed’s (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) header flew just over the crossbar. The tempo of the game stayed constant, with just a few fouls called for each side.
Early in the second half, Hope had a corner kick that managed to bounce around, and then Courtney Laux was there in the right place at the right time. She managed to miss all Trine defenders, and put a strike into the back of the net. The second half served to be a very action packed half for Trine’s goalie, Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont). She finished with 6 saves in the half and 7 on the day.
The Thunder’s next match is home against Adrian College on Oct. 19 at 12 p.m.
10/8 - Thunder Stung by Hornets at Home
By Sports Information Student Assistant Zach Bigger
ANGOLA, Ind. - For the second straight game, the Trine University women’s soccer team played a very competitive game but came up just short this time Kalamazoo 1-0. The Hornets would score their only goal late in the first half, as Hornet’s Emma Tardiff shot barely rolled into the back of the net. The Thunder (2-9, 1-8 MIAA), while managing nine shots on the day, could not find a way to put up a goal of their own on the board.
The opening minutes saw plenty of action with seven combined shots in the first 18 minutes. The game flowed smoothly with a limited number of fouls being called on either side.
Kalamazoo’s Elizabeth Clevanger and Tardiff connected on a key pass in the 41st minute. Tardiff’s shot from inside 10 yards found its way under the Trine goalie who had come out to play the ball to lead it at the half.
Trine tried to generate some offense but were unable to connect on a few opportunities that they had. The Thunder would get one final good look late in the game when a short-range shot fell just outside to the right of the net.
Senior goalkeeper Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) had eight saves on the day for Trine.
Trine's next matchup is on the road at Calvin College on Oct. 12 at 12 p.m.
10/6 - Thunder Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker
By Sports Information Student Assistant Zach Bigger
ANGOLA, Ind. - In the final game of homecoming weekend, the Trine University women’s soccer team fell to Saint Mary’s in double-overtime 1-0. Trine (2-8, 1-7 MIAA) was outshot 17-to-2 in the contest but Thunder senior goalkeeper Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) had four saves and was a big reason for keeping Trine in the game to the very end.
The first half saw the two teams play through a downpour of rain. Despite the weather, the two sides combined for eight shots in the opening half. Trine produced a great chance to score as an outlet pass from junior Trisha King (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) down the right sideline led to a 1-on-1 opportunity for freshman Jami Patterson (Argos, Ind./Argos) with the Belles goalkeeper but the shot would be saved.
Saint Mary's best chance of the first half came off a pass from the right hash from almost 30 yards out as it landed right in front of the goal. The header sailed high and the score remained tied heading into the second half.
The biggest opportunity either side had in the second half was a Saint Mary's shot to the bottom right corner of the goal that looked good but ended up just outside the net. Trine would have three corners to St. Mary's four but neither side could connect for a key goal.
In the first overtime, Trine had the only shot opportunity as their mid-range shot from the left hash went wide left.
The game looked like it would end in a tie, but in the second overtime the Belles would be awarded a penalty kick a Trine foul inside the box. The short kick to the lower right corner by Saint Mary's Mollie Valencia ended the game almost three minutes into the second overtime.
Trine had the only shot attempt in the first overtime, while the Belles penalty shot was the lone shot attempt of the second overtime.
The Thunder's next game is at home as they take on Kalamazoo College Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.
10/2 - Thunder Come Up Just Short to Conference Leader
ANGOLA, Ind. - It was a game of inches for the Trine University women's soccer team as they fell 1-0 to conference-leading Alma College. The loss drops the Thunder to 2-7 on the year and 1-6 in the MIAA.
The Thunder played a tough defensive game but gave up a goal with 10:19 remaining in the first half off a corner kick.
The Trine defense was able to hold Alma scoreless in the second half, but the Thunder were unable to score the equalizer. Twice in the second half the Thunder had solid opportunities to score as freshman Jami Patterson’s (Argos, Ind./Argos) header hit the crossbar. Later, junior Trisha King’s (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) direct kick was saved by the Scots goalie.
Senior goalkeeper Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) made nine saves on the night, including six in the second half for the Thunder.
Patterson led the Thunder with three shots on the afternoon.
The Thunder offense managed just nine shots for the game, including two on goal while the Scots attempted 20.
Trine returns to the field on homecoming weekend when they host Saint Mary’s on Oct. 6 for a 4 p.m. game.
9/28 - Pattison First Career Goal Gives Thunder 1st MIAA Win
ANGOLA, Ind. - It took just one shot off the foot of Trine University women’s soccer freshman Summer Pattison (Cedar Lake, Ind./Hanover Central) to give the Thunder their first conference win of the season 1-0 over Albion College. The Thunder (2-6, 1-5 MIAA), didn’t have a shot on goal until Pattison notched her first career goal with 27:10 left in the second half.
Pattison made a fantastic move around both the Albion defender and goalie after fellow freshman Shelby Kindl (South Bend, Ind./Riley) gave her a long pass down the middle of the field as Pattison finished it off with a flick of her foot.
The Trine defense held the Britons to just three shot attempts in the second half after they had taken eight in the opening 45 minutes. Senior goalie Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) got her first win of the season making five saves in net for the Thunder.
The win was the first for the Thunder over the Britons since another 1-0 victory back on Sept. 20, 2011 after the previous three matches ended in ties.
The Thunder will next take on Alma when they come to Angola on Oct. 2 for a 4 p.m. game.
9/24 - Thunder Fall Despite Season-High Three Goals
OLIVET, Mich. - The Trine University women’s soccer team fell in a hard fought game to Olivet College 4-3 in overtime. The loss drops the Thunder to 1-6 on the year and 0-5 in the MIAA.
Trine opened the scoring as freshman Jami Patterson (Argos, Ind./Argos) scored her first collegiate goal of her career just 10:05 into the game off an assist from sophomore Skyler Reed (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll).
Olivet however would answer with three straight goals to close out the half. The Comets would net goals at 18:05, 26:33 and 34:41 to lead 3-1 at halftime.
The Thunder pulled within one just 4:25 into the second half as Reed found freshman Whitney Hodge (Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale) for the touch pass to also give Hodge her first career goal.
Later in the half it would be Reed scoring one for herself as junior Trisha King (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) found Reed who put the ball home with just over 25 minutes to play in the game. Trine and Olivet headed to overtime for the first time this season for either team after neither team scored in the remaining minutes.
It didn’t take long for the Comets to get the game-winner as they scored just 3:11 into the extra frame on a header off a corner kick.
Senior Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont ) took the loss for the Thunder after coming on in the second half and making three saves but allowed the game-winner in overtime. Sophomore Sloan Davis (Olivet, Mich./Olivet) was in net for the first half, making two saves and allowing the first three goals.
The three goals by the Thunder were the most they have scored in a game since a 6-2 win over Anderson (IN) on Sept. 5, 2011. For the afternoon Olivet out-shot the Thunder 18-12 but just 10-9 on goal.
Trine returns to the pitch on Sept. 28 when they host Albion for a 12 p.m. game.
9/18 - Thunder Drop Tough Road Game
ADRIAN, Mich. - Against a very tough offensive team, the Trine University women’s soccer team fell in their version of the Black and Blue Border Brawl to Adrian College 5-1. The Thunder held Adrian scoreless in the second half but the loss drops them to 1-5 on the year and 0-4 in conference play.
The goals came fast and furious early on as the Bulldogs scored just three minutes in. Adrian would add another a14:53 before the Thunder finally got on the board. Sophomore Jamie McCarrell (Jackson, Mich./Jackson) scored her first of the season as she took advantage of a miscommunication between a Bulldogs defender and their goalie at 15:58. However, Adrian struck back just 29 seconds later to go up 3-1.
The Bulldogs would add goals at 22:43 and 33:32 to take a 5-1 lead at the half. Adrian out-shot the Thunder 14-3 in the first half with all three Trine shots coming off the foot of McCarrell.
The second half saw the Thunder close the shot gap as Adrian held just a 9-6 advantage, but only one Trine shot came on net.
In goal for the Thunder sophomore Sloan Davis (Olivet, Mich./Olivet) made seven saves on the night.
Trine will take the weekend off before returning to action at Olivet on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.
9/14 - Thunder Fall to Dutch Under the Lights
HOLLAND, Mich. - In their first night game of the season the Trine University women’s soccer team fell to Hope College 4-0. The Flying Dutch scored three goals in the first half that the Thunder were unable to recover from as they fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in the MIAA.
Hope would score their first in the 15th minute. Just before the half, the Flying Dutch would score at 43:30 and then just 1:13 later. Hope would out-shoot the Thunder 10-4 in the half.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half Hope would tack on their final goal of the match.
In the final frame, the Thunder were able to put two of their three shots on target, but were unable to find the back of the net.
For the match, sophomore Skyler Reed (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) led all players with three shot attempts. Reed, junior Amy Williams (Garrett, Ind./Northrop) and freshman Katie Gokey (Seville, Ohio/Cloverleaf) each had a shot on goal.
In goal for the Thunder, senior Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) made six saves on the night.
Trine will next travel to Adrian for another night game on Sept. 18 beginning at 7 p.m.
9/12 - Thunder Drop MIAA Home Opener
ANGOLA, Ind. - It was a tough afternoon for the Trine University women’s soccer team as they did their best to hold the defending conference champion Calvin College off the scoreboard, but in the end it was the Knights taking the game 4-0. The loss drops the Thunder to 1-3 on the year and 0-2 in conference play.
Trine’s best opportunity to score on the toughest defense in the conference came just 20 seconds in as junior Trisha King (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) had a breakaway opportunity. King had an open look at the net but the ball sailed just right of the post.
The Thunder held the Knights scoreless until late in the second half when Christina Drost scored at 29:33. Calvin would add a goal less than three minutes later to lead 2-0 at the half.
The Knights added two more goals in the second half including one less than 10 minutes into period.
King led the Thunder on the night with two shots while fellow junior Eleni Agelopoulos (Munster, Ind./Munster) had Trine’s lone shot on goal.
Senior Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) took the loss for the Thunder in goal while recording six saves.
Trine will travel to Hope on Sept. 14 for a game under the lights starting at 7 p.m.
9/9 - Thunder Fall in Conference Opener
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Trine University women’s soccer team dropped their MIAA conference opener on the road to Kalamazoo College 1-0. The loss drops the Thunder to 1-2 on the season.
The lone goal of the game came early on for the Hornets as Jordan Meeth scored the game-winner at 15:11. The Hornets would go one to out-shoot the Thunder 13-0 in the half. Sophomore goalie Sloan Davis (Olivet, Mich./Olivet) recorded nine saves for the Thunder in the period.
Trine’s lone shot attempt came off the foot of junior Amy Williams (Garrett, Ind./Northrop) in the 57th minute but was wide of the net.
Davis finished the night with a season-high 11 saves.
Trine will return to action on Sept. 12 for a 4:00 p.m. game where they face defending conference champion and preseason favorite Calvin College.
9/3 - Thunder Drop First of the Season
ANGOLA, Ind. - After coming back from an early one goal deficit, the Trine University women’s soccer team fell to Manchester University 2-1. The Thunder’s record now drops to 1-1 on the season.
Manchester jumped out to an early lead in the 28th minute as Katelyn Barta headed home the game’s first goal.
The Thunder would tie the game just before halftime as sophomore Skyler Reed (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) took a long pass from junior Trisha King (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) and buried it into the upper right corner with 4:15 left in the half. It was Reed’s first goal of the season and King’s second assist on the year.
The Spartans would add the eventual game-winner on another Barta goal at 63:50 as she scored on another header, this time off of a corner kick.
Senior goalie Jamie Schnarr (Kettering, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) made her first career start for the Thunder, playing all 90 minutes while recording five saves.
For the game, Manchester out-shot the Thunder 11-8 including an 8-2 advantage on goal.
Trine now looks to conference play as they open their MIAA season on the road at Kalamazoo on September 9 at 7:00 p.m.
8/30 - Thunder Take Season-Opener with Shutout
ANGOLA, Ind. - The Trine University women’s soccer team got their 2013 season off on the right foot at home as they shutout Illinois Institute of Technology 2-0.
The young Thunder squad played tough defense in the first half, allowing just three shots by the Scarlet Hawks. With just 12 minutes left in the half, Trine would gain a big advantage as the Illinois Tech goalkeeper was given a red card after pulling down Trine junior Trisha King (Archbold, Ohio/Archbold) on a breakaway attempt.
After neither team scored in the first half, the Thunder finally broke things open in the 67th minute. Junior Eleni Agelopoulos (Munster, Ind./Munster) found sophomore Skyler Reed (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) on a long ball down the right side of the field. Reed then dribbled into the box and found King to her left for a wide open pass to score easily.
Trine wouldn’t waste any time as they scored quickly again less than three minutes later at the 69:30 mark. This time it would be King with the assist as her corner kick found the head of junior Amy Williams (Garrett, Ind./Northrop) who put the ball home for just her second career goal. It was also King’s first career collegiate assist.
Sophomore Sloan Davis (Olivet, Mich./Olivet) earned her first career shutout in the victory while making three saves in net.
On the night, Trine out-shot the Scarlet Hawks 25-6, including using the extra-man to their advantage to hold a 15-3 lead in the second half.
The win marks the second straight season that the Thunder have won their opener, after defeating MSOE in double overtime last year.
Trine returns to the pitch on September 3 when they host Manchester for a 4:00 p.m. game.
8/23 - Thunder Picked Eighth in MIAA preseason Poll
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The coaches of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) have picked the Trine University women’s soccer team to finish eighth this season in the preseason poll announced today. Defending conference champion Calvin College was picked to repeat in 2013.
Calvin received seven out of a possible nine first-place votes in the preseason poll. Alma, which was picked to finish second, and Saint Mary’s, which was picked fourth, each received one first-place vote.
The Thunder team returns a core of young players from a team that fell in several close games last season including one-goal contests to tournament qualifiers Hope and Alma. The roster features leading scorers in sophomores Skyler Reed and Kayla Case along with junior Eleni Agelopolous, who led the Thunder in assists a season ago.
Also returning for the squad is sophomore goalie Sloan Davis, who started all 20 games in goal for the Thunder. Davis had an outstanding freshman campaign as she finished the season ranked 22nd in Division III in total saves and 31st in minutes played. She also recorded 16 saves in a game against Hope.
The Thunder also returns juniors Trisha King, Melissa Smiles and Amy Williams. King has started all 40 games during her two years at Trine while Williams and Smiles have started all but one game during their time. The team also returns junior Kara Franks and sophomores Jamie McCarrell and Jordyn Rogers, all of whom saw significant playing time last season.
Trine will open their season at home on August 30 when they play Illinois Tech at 6:00 p.m. The team will also host Manchester for a non-conference match on September 3 before opening up conference play against Kalamazoo on the road on Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (7) 9 pts. 2. Alma (1) 18. 3. Hope 25. 4. Saint Mary’s (1) 28. 5. Adrian 31. 6. Kalamazoo 43. 7. Olivet 52. 8. Trine 58. 9. Albion 60.