JACKSON, MICH. - After a season full of injuries, the No. 14 Express women couldn't overcome another one today as they gave up the game's lone goal with 42 seconds left in a 1-0 loss to Muskegon Community College in the Region XII semifinals.
It was only the 14th goal the Express had given up in 18 games this year.
Kendra Eitniear, the leading goal scorer for the Express, went down after a scary head-to-head collision with 8:21 remaining in the first half. She did not return and finished her career as the top scorer in program history with 32 goals and 12 assists.
Erika Brinkman played the entire game in goal for the Express. She made a tremendous save in net with about a minute remaining in regulation, but was unable to stop a shot about 20 seconds after that.
The Express finish their season at 12-3-3. They posted 10 shutouts this year, including two previous shutouts of Muskegon CC in the regular season.