Spalding's Brittany Goode opened the scoring when her shot deflected off the hands of Brescia keeper Tori Montgomery (Licking Valley) only 6 minutes in. Brescia came back to tie at 25 minutes when Brescia's Dana Wilson (Lone Oak) spotted Kimberly Hyde (Christian County) breaking up field. Wilson's pass was taken down by Hyde who finished from 12 yards and the half ended 1-1.
Play was primarily from box to box until 60 minutes when a foul on Brescia gave Spalding a free kick from about 20 yards. When the kick was taken, the wall jumped in unison, deflecting the ball out of the box. Before either team could reorganize, the official's whistle sounded and he pointed to the spot. Montgomery was able to get her hands to the ball, but Heather Stillwell's shot went upper left for the lead. Only five minutes later, Kelsey Traughber headed home a corner for the third and final goal.
"The PK kind of took the wind out of our sails. Honestly, I didn't see the play, but I don't question the call. It was our job to get our heads up and play even harder, but then we didn't mark up well on the corner and she scored a brilliant header over the top. Despite the loss, we're improving every game."
Spalding remains undefeated at 3-0 and Brescia drops to 2-1. Next up for the Brescia women are Ohio-Midwestern or Friday, September 14, and the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday in the Midway Invitational. Then on Tuesday, September 18, the women travel to Indianapolis to visit the Lady Knights of Marian University.