Pioneers Drop MCCAA Contest to Jackson

Pioneers Drop MCCAA Contest to Jackson

Jackson, MI -  The Delta College women's soccer team lost its second consecutive game on Friday, losing a tough 1-0 decision at Jackson Community College.  The loss drops the Pioneer record on the season to 2-2 overall and in the MCCAA.  Jackson improves to 2-1 in the conference and 3-1 on the season.

Delta had numerous chances in the first half as they outshot the Jets 12-8 with four shots on goal but couldn't get on the board as the game remained tied at the half, 0-0.  Jackson took advantage of a strong push at the beginning of the second half to get an excellent offensive drive that yielded a goal in the 48th minute off the foot of Bailey Malthaner to make it 1-0.

The Pioneers continued to win the majority of the 50/50 balls and did an outstanding job of possessing the ball through the midfield but couldn't score in the second half to drop the 1-0 final. 

"I was pleased with our effort," said head coach Paul Stenglein.  "It was disappointing to play this well and not come away with the win. "

"Give Jackson credit, though, they played a very strategic game."

Delta outshot the Jets, 24-16 overall and doubled them up with shots on goal, 14-7.  Ali Bourcier had six saves in goal for the Pioneers.

Delta next plays a home game on Tuesday against the Panthers of Davenport University.  Game time is 4:00pm.