MILWAUKEE – The Alverno soccer team netted three goals in Wednesday's Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference contest against the Edgewood Eagles, but the Inferno fell by a 6-3 score on the Alverno Soccer Field.
Leading the way on offense for Alverno was freshman Shaye Wolfe, who tallied all three of the team's goals to give her 14 on the season. Junior Shoua Vang had the assist on Wolfe's second goal of the game, while Wolfe's first and third strikes came on unassisted tallies.
Defensively the Inferno were led by senior Allison Weick with 11 saves on the afternoon, while the Inferno had 12 saves on the entirety of the match. The defensive unit of freshmen Citlaly Vega, Grace Caster, Ziri Hernandez-Bustos and Andi Kuehnlein helped hold Edgewood's offensive attack down throughout the contest.
After the first 22 minutes were scoreless, Wolfe was able to score the first goal of the contest after a dodge around a defender at the top of the six-yard box before shooting towards the left post and putting the Inferno up by a goal.
Edgewood scored next to even the match as play crossed into the 31st minute before adding a second goal to take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break.
The Eagles scored the first three goals of the second half to open up a 5-1 advantage in the 59th minute.
In the 77th minute Vang sprinted down the right sideline and fed a ball into the box, where it was picked up by Wolfe, who buried the shot for her second of the contest and pull Alverno back within three at 5-2.
Edgewood responded quickly with a goal in the 79th minute to regain the four-goal lead.
In the closing minutes of the contest Alverno was awarded a free kick from the top of the semi-circle at the top of the 18-yard box. Wolfe was tasked with taking the kick and looked to get it around a six-person wall formed by the Eagles. Choosing to shoot towards the left post, Wolfe tallied her third of the game, bending around the wall and just inside the left upright to give the Inferno their third goal of the contest.
Shots were 27-11 in favor of Edgewood, while corner kicks were also in favor of the Eagles at a 7-1 clip.
Alverno (4-12, 0-9 NACC) will look to use its three-goal contest as momentum heading into Saturday's home matchup against Lakeland. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. on the Alverno Soccer Field.