Loebker nets four as Pomeroys win third straight

Sept. 17, 2013

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. - The SMWC soccer team hosted the Bearcats of Brescia University today, an NAIA opponent from the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Bearcats showed a real willingness to close the ball and defend, but eventually the Pomeroys prevailed 5-2.

It was another game of two very different halves for the Pomeroys. The first half saw the Pomeroys struggle to put together the passing attack that has been their strength. Though they eventually had 24 trips into the attacking third and got off eight shots, the score remained 0-0 until the 27th minute, when striker Amanda Loebker took a ball from the Brescia defense and scored. Brescia had an opportunity when a penalty kick was awarded in the 35th minute, but Georgie Macy made her first PK save of the year.

The Bearcats struck back in the first minute of the second half as Katelyn Crites took a pass from Hannah Millay and drove it past Georgie Macy for the equalizer. That seemed to waken the Pomeroys who then scored four unanswered goals in quick succession. The first came in the 49th minute with Amanda Loebker scoring on an assist from Samantha Morrison. The Pomeroys pressed the Bearcats hard, and, in the 56th minute Samantha Morrison struck on a pass from Jordan Bray. A minute later it was Amanda Loebker again, scoring on another assist from Samantha Morrison. Two minutes later, the same combination of Loebker from Morrison made it 5-1. The Bearcats would get on the board one more time, Kim Hyde scoring on an assist from Laura Estridge to cap the scoring at 5-2. Amanda Loebker’s four goals give her 11 for the season, leading all scorers in the USCAA.  Samantha Morrison's match-best three assists moves her to five on the season and also currently ties for first overall in the USCAA. 

The Pomeroys improve their record to 3-1 and play USCAA rival Marygrove this Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. on Homecoming Day.