LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Carleton College women’s soccer team fell behind early and were unable to rally back in an opening-day misstep as the Knights lost their first match of 2014 to Transylvania University, 3-0.
“Overall, I thought it was a fair, well-fought game on both sides,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller after the final whistle. “I thought that, player-for-player, we played very well out there, but we made a few mistakes that were capitalized on by an athletic opponent.”
Transylvania (1-0) drew first blood in the third minute thanks to an Alyssa Kruse goal. Abby Prater added a second tally for the hosts in the 32nd minute.
Despite a narrow shot differential, Carleton (0-1) was unable score a goal and build momentum for a comeback. Kruse put the final nail in the coffin as she slotted home her second goal of the contest in the 55th minute.
“Going forward, I’ll be excited to see us take more shots when opportunities present themselves,” said Keller. “I think we had a good showing today, but we definitely have to get better ahead of our next match.”
The Knights’ road trip to the Bluegrass State continues with an away fixture against Centre College on Sunday, Aug. 31, with kickoff scheduled for noon EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT.