A solid strike off the right foot of Rice from about 45 yards straight out, caromed out of the grasp of Cal Baptist ’keeper Emily Evanson, who appeared to be making an easy save, as she attempted to gather the ball into her chest. But the ball popped free and freshman Christy Horning was there to take advantage, poking the ball into the net from near-point-blank range for the game-winner.
“It was a goalkeeper mistake, but those have happened to us,” Dodge said. “First, the shot had to get to the keeper, and we also had to follow up. [Horning] did have the follow up, so that was big.”
The victory was also big for the Lions, who, without senior co-captain Cassandra Rodeiro (broken toe) and with freshman forward Danielle Dintino (who leads the team with seven goals and two assists) still not at 100% due to a sprained ankle, started slowly in the rugged GSAC.