Falcons play well but come up short in season opener

The BG women’s soccer team lost it’s season opener at Cleveland State Aug. 25, 2-1. Cleveland State opened the first half with a goal six minutes in by Frederike Dubeau. BG evened the score with a goal from freshman Haley Malaczewski 41 minutes into the game. The Falcons entered halftime tied 1-1, but Cleveland State took the lead 20 minutes out of halftime with a goal by Brittney Koester. 

The Falcons will look to bounce back from that loss when they have their home opener against Butler, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. 

“This was the best soccer we’ve played to date,” Head Coach Lindsay Basalyga said. “We did a great job transitioning into the attack, creating quite a few dangerous chances on goal in both halves.”