Women’s Soccer: Raiders proving to be road warriors
The Wright State women’s soccer squad got off to a solid start on its current road trip by picking up a win at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne and a tie at Ohio University last weekend to start the season 1-0-1.
The Raiders continue the road trip as they leave Ohio this morning for a pair of contests out west, starting with a match at Pepperdine followed by a game at Nevada Sunday.
With only a day off between Friday’s win and Sunday’s tie, WSU head coach Patrick Ferguson said the team looked like “the walking dead” after the squad finished its second overtime contest in 48 hours at Ohio.
“OU is a good team,” Ferguson said. “But I think the other thing is we have some fatigued kids with some minor injuries and they are limited in the amount they can play and frankly, that was a tough weekend.”
Senior forward Emilie Fillion, who was named Horizon League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, has scored in both of WSU’s contests thus far. She has been firing the ball often in the young season averaging eight shots per game in last weekend’s matches.
“She is a special player, and does a great job,” Ferguson said. “She is dangerous around the net.”
In the win at IPFW, WSU responded from trailing 1-0 at halftime with a goal from Fillion in the 70th minute followed by a goal in double-overtime from Kalee Thompson.
In the tie at Ohio, Fillion put the Raiders on the board in the 37th minute. WSU’s 1-0 halftime lead would not hold as Ohio’s Sasha Haverchak scored in the 67th to force a tie.