UChicago women's soccer scores late to top Kalamazoo 1-0

Kelsey Moore
Kelsey Moore

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A late goal off a corner kick spurred the University of Chicago women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Kalamazoo College on Thursday.

The No. 21-ranked Maroons improved to 3-0 while dropping the Hornets to 1-2-1.

UChicago put a number of shots on goal in the first half and even hit the crossbar in the 22nd minute. But the game remained scoreless going into the halftime break. The Maroons led shots 7-5, with freshman goalkeeper Katie Donovan grabbing three saves.

The visitors kept the pressure on with six corner kicks in the second half. Eventually, UChicago earned back-to-back corners in the 81st and 82nd minutes. On the second corner from junior forward Mia Calamari, a header by junior midfielder Kelsey Moore provided the game-winning tally.

Donovan (3-0 record) saw her most action of the season in between the pipes. The freshman made a career-high six saves as the Maroons shut out their third-straight opponent. UChicago held a 14-9 lead in shots and an 8-0 advantage in corners. Calamari provided six of the shots, including four on goal.

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