Detroit, Mich. - The Youngstown State women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Detroit Mercy on Sunday afternoon. The Titans early first half goal proved to be the game winner from Titan Field.
The Penguins fall to 1-13-3 overall and 0-7-1 in the Horizon League while the Titans improve to 7-7-3 and 3-4-1.
Detroit Mercy jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Kelly Doyle scored a header on a corner kick from Julie Ann Piechocki in the 6th minute. YSU had a scoring opportunity in the 29th minute when Sammy Salatino headed a ball just wide of the net. Rasheda Abdul-Rahman and Sydney Ossege also recorded shots during the first half for the Penguins.
In the second half, YSU outshot Detroit Mercy 5-4. The Penguins had a scoring opportunity in the 65th minute when Abdul-Rahman forced the Detroit Mercy goalkeeper Marina Manzo to make a save. In the closing minutes of the match, Lauren Snow was unable to tie the game on a shot that was saved by Manzo.
YSU outshot Detroit Mercy 7-5, but the Titans had more corner kick opportunities, 3-2. Abdul-Rahman led the Penguins with three shots while Kate McEachern finished the game with one save.
The Penguins close out the regular season on Friday, Oct. 26 when they travel to Green Bay to take on the Phoenix at 8 p.m. from Aldo Santaga Stadium.