DBU Women’s Soccer Defeats Metro State in Extra Time

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THE LEAD
Dallas Baptist required two extra time periods to down Metro State 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. In front of a crowd of 207 at Patriot Soccer Field, senior forward Emilie MacDonald placed a through ball right in the path of sophomore forward McKenna Namken, who finished the play off with a goal on an empty net.

rp_primary_DBU_Women_s_Soccer_vs_Metro_St_DBU_Women_s_Soccer_vs_Metro_St_0029Senior goalkeeper Jenna Ackerly kept the Patriots in the game and made 12 saves, the most since Kerry Edwards registered 10 saves against Metro State in 2013. The Roadrunners accumualted 12 shots on goal, but the DBU defenders forced multiple shots from long distances and difficult angles.

COACH MICHELLE LENARD – ON ACKERLY’S PERFORMANCE
“Jenna played big time. In order to be competitive this season at a high level, we have to have a goalkeeper to keep us in it when we are playing good teams. She made a lot of saves, but two game-changing saves that kept us in it and gave us a chance to win.”

NAMKEN – ON GAME WINNING GOAL
“I just saw the ball and I went for it. When the goal was open, I was just like ‘Dear Lord, don’t let me miss it.'”

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
7 – Seven of Ackerly’s 12 saves came in the second half.
20 – Ackerly made a combined 20 saves in the Patriots’ first two matches this week
11 – This week marks the first time in 11 seasons that DBU shutout its first two opponents.