YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Bowling Green State University women’s soccer team was firing on all cylinders Sunday, as the Falcons posted a 7-1 win at Eastern Michigan University. The Mid-American Conference match was held at Scicluna Field.
Seven different players scored one goal apiece for the Falcons (7-5-4, 5-2-3 MAC), who moved into third place in the MAC standings and clinched a berth in the conference tournament with Sunday’s win.
Brynn Gardner scored the first goal of the match with just over 30 minutes gone, and Ellie Pool found the back of the net before halftime as well.
In the second half, Mackenzie Reuber’s 58th-minute blast got the scoring started, with Kennedy White, Maya Dean, Emily Hollar and Abby Koly also netting goals.
Meagan Lukowski scored for the Eagles (3-11-3, 2-7-1 MAC), cutting the home team’s deficit to 6-1, before Koly responded just over three minutes later.
Lili Berg played the first 72-plus minutes in goal, stopping all six shots on goal she faced. Kasey Hartmann also saw action in the win, with a pair of saves.
Sunday’s win, coupled with the other results around the MAC, saw the Falcons move up one spot into third place in the 12-team conference standings. Buffalo remains in first place with 22 points, followed by Ball State (19 points), BGSU (18) and Kent State (17). Miami and Ohio (16 points apiece are currently tied for fifth, while Western Michigan (14) sits in seven place. Each of the other five teams have been eliminated from MAC Tournament contention.
Teams earn three points for a win and one for a tie.
The top six teams in the final conference standings qualify for the MAC Tournament. The first- and second-place teams in the final standings will earn first-round byes in the league tourney, with the third- and fourth-seeded teams hosting quarterfinal matches Oct. 30.
BGSU closes the regular season on Thursday at Northern Illinois. The Falcons will participate in the MAC Tournament, with the date, site and opponent for BG’s first tourney match still to be determined.