Angela Vultaggio's goal midway through the second half lifted host Eastern Michigan University to a 2-1 win over the Bowling Green State University women's soccer team Friday afternoon (Sept. 28). The Mid-American Conference match was held at Scicluna Field.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 6-3-1 overall and 3-0-0 in MAC action. The Falcons drop to 1-9-1 and 0-2-1, respectively.
Falcon freshman Jessica Jarvis gave BGSU a 1-0 lead late in the first half, knocking home a cross from sophomore Sidney Huth. But, the Eagles knotted the score on a free kick by Stephanie Clarke early in the second half, and Vultaggio scored off of a Cara Cutaia feed in the 69th minute to give the home team the lead for good.
The Eagles held a 21-14 advantage in total shots, including a 12-3 margin after halftime. Eastern had a narrow 7-6 edge in shots on goal on the afternoon, with both BGSU freshman Jenna Underwood and EMU goalkeeper Jenna O'Dell making five saves.
The Falcons return to the road on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 30), heading to Kalamazoo to face Western Michigan University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
More information on Friday's match, including a postgame interview with head coach Kellie Evans, will be available later Friday night.