For the first time this year, the Lady Pioneers were heading in a contest coming off a loss and they did not like that feeling. 50 seconds into the game Sophomore Paige Renshaw gathered a nice cross from Nicole Hill after it had deflected off two members of the Wolverines, to score the first goal of the game less than a minute in. The second goal came almost immediately thereafter, when Madison Tweddle sent a beautiful through ball to Skylar Eckert who beat the keeper giving Delta a 2-0 lead. The fast start is exactly what they needed after the tough game against Schoolcraft. Later in the half, the Tweddle-Eckert combination struck for gold again in almost the exact same fashion. Tweddle sent a long pass past the last line of defenders to Eckert, who this time beat the Goalie high instead of low, giving Delta a 3-0 lead, which they would carry into the halftime break.
The University of Michigan at Dearborn Goal-Keeper did a nice job yesterday keeping her team in the game as she recorded 10 saves, and successfully defended off all 6-corner kick opportunities. On the other side, it was yet another combined shutout for Kalyn Breckenridge and Hannah Bauer for the Lady Pioneers, each playing for one-half.
The second half of the game featured the official giving five yellow cards, including two of which to the same player for the Wolverines, resulting in a red. Despite the increased attention to the physical play, Delta managed to add another goal to the board when Elena Lippert sent a beautiful shot past the goalie to the far post for the fourth and final goal as Delta went on to win by a final score of 4-0.
Up next for the Lady Pioneers is a home rematch against the Jets of Jackson College. Last time out, Delta defeated Jackson 1-0 so it is sure to be an entertaining game.