A goal in the 81st minute was the difference as the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team fell to the University of Rochester (N.Y.), 2-1, on Friday evening in Rochester, New York.
The Spartans are now 7-8-0 overall on the season and 0-5-0 in the University Athletic Association. Rochester improves to 8-6-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the conference.
CWRU wasted no time in the first half, as junior forward Kimberly Chen launched a shot on a free kick from 19-yards put at the 10:02 mark that got past the Yellowjackets keeper to give the Spartans a 1-0 advantage. The goal was Chen's sixth of the season.
Rochester would even the score in the second frame on a 73rd minute goal from Jorie Freitag. Freitag received a pass from Meghan Martin on a free kick and headed it in. The goal was Freitag's second of the campaign.
The Yellowjackets Margaret Lee then sent the game-winner into the back of the net with 8:53 remaining in regulation. Lee hit a shot from 14 yards out for her first goal of the season. Carolyn Richards was credited with the assist on the score.
For the match, Rochester outshot the Spartans and held the advantage in corner kicks. Chen recorded a team-high three shots, including two on goal, and senior midfielder Emily Dickens registered one shot on goal.
In net, sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Metz took the loss. She made three saves throughout her 90 minutes of action.
Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Sunday, October 28th, when the team heads to Atlanta, Georgia to take on Emory University for a 1:30 p.m. match.