Hairston's Goal Lifts Purdue to Spring Win vs. Michigan

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Clara Kridler made seven saves in the shutout win.
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Clara Kridler made seven saves in the shutout win.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

April 13, 2013


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Alex Hairston's scored the lone goal of the day midway through the second half to lift Purdue women's soccer to a 1-0 win against Michigan in spring exhibition action Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

The Boilermakers improved to 2-1-3 this spring. Michigan was 16-5-3 in the fall, advancing to the sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hairston scored into the lower left corner of the goal with a left-footed shot in the second half, gaining possession after a scramble in the 18-yard box. It was her second goal of the spring.

Purdue goalkeeper Clara Kridler made six of her seven saves including, including a nice punch save to deflect a free kick out of bounds.

The weather played a factor in the game with strong winds affecting ball control for both teams.

The Boilermakers will host an alumni game Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Soccer Complex.

Purdue Starters: Kridler, Kuramoto, Niewoit, Love, Hairston, Frick, Pawlik, Hively, Fowee, Toppin-Herbert & Casella

Team Stats
Purdue

Shots on Goal: 5
Corner kicks 6
Fouls: 11

Michigan
Shots on Goal: 7
Corner Kicks: 4
Fouls: 2