After a second half comeback against Huntington on Saturday afternoon, the Golden Eagles look to continue their winning record against undefeated rivals, Davenport University. The contest features two teams who have a combined record of 6-1. Game time at Cornerstone University is slated for 4 p.m.
CU vs. DU
This Beltline battle has been going on since fall of 2006 and Cornerstone leads the all-time series versus Davenport heading into Tuesday's contest, holding a 6-1-3 mark against the Panthers. The two teams last met on Oct. 25, 2011 at Davenport's soccer stadium, tying its Grand Rapids foe, 2-2.
After trailing 2-0 heading into the second half, the Golden Eagles were finally able to capitalize in the 72nd minute of play, when forward Maile Carigon volleyed home an Anna Stegink cross to make it 2-1. Defender Kate Wiegman evened the score in the 89th minute of play heading in a cross from Stegink. Neither team was able to score in overtime ending the game in a 2-2 draw. Both teams look for a tough rematch.
Scouting the Panthers
Davenport currently holds a 3-0-0 record for the first time in program history, the last best start for the Panthers was in 2011 when they won their first two matches. The Lady Panthers also enter the match coming in with a shutout streak leaving their opponents scoreless in all three matches. Davenport is riding the three-game winning streak, with a 3-0 victory over Northwood University on Sunday.
Davenport has shown that they are a huge threat in the scoring area by netting 15 goals in three games. Trios of Lady Panthers have been able to contribute to Davenport's scoring this season. Alyssa Malone, Paige Eli, and Kasey Eberlein all have netted three goals respectively.
Meanwhile, Michelle Marcus has been the main goalkeeper between the pipes for Davenport and has not given up a goal in all three Panther matches.
Last Time Out
The Golden Eagles women's soccer team returned to form on Sept. 8 at Cornerstone Stadium beating Huntington University in second half fashion, 2-1.
Senior Riley Steen led the way for Cornerstone's offense, recording a goal and an assist. The contest was also senior Morgan Vance's second career goal.
Cornerstone will look to Thursday night after Tuesday's matchup when they play underneath the lights on Thursday against Bethel College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Stadium.
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