Sabre women's soccer drops first road match 3-1 at Knox

Rosa Lezotte battles for the ball.
Doug Sasse, d3photography.com

GALESBURG, Ill. - Marian University women's soccer (1-4-0, 0-0-0 NACC) dropped their first road match of the season falling at Knox by a 3-1 final.

Only one shot would find the back of the net in the opening stanza when the Prairie Fire were able to go ahead 1-0 in the 13th minute.  It wasn't until the 71st minute when Knox added on to their lead at 2-0.  Freshman Jenae Balken then tallied her first-career goal 31 seconds after the second Knox goal to put Marian on the board.

Knox was able to close out the game with a goal in the 87th minute and set the final at 3-1.

Sophomore Kylie Lange (1-4-0) had a busy day in goal for the Sabres making 11 saves with seven of her stops coming in the second half.  Offensively, four different Sabres recorded a shot.

Marian looks to snap their four-game skid traveling to Maranatha Baptist for a 4 p.m. kick-off Tuesday, Sept. 17.