Women's Soccer Falls in Sweltering Heat



Sept. 6, 1998

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With the temperature in the mid to upper 90's, the Purdue (0-3) and Dayton (2-1) soccer teams gave all they had on Sunday afternoon and were clearly exhausted when the final horn sounded. Dayton scored two second half goals to beat the Boilermakers 3-1.

The heat and humidity took its toll on both squads as they both completed their second game within 48 hours. Purdue lost to Ohio 3-2 on Friday afternoon while Dayton lost to No. 17 Michigan 3-1.

"I thought we performed pretty well," head coach Rob Klatte said. "We still need to improve in some areas, but we are definitely getting better. It will help when we get a few more players back. Right now, we can't make a lot of substitutions and some players are not in their natural positions."

The Boilermakers, embarking on their inaugural season, tied the game at one when freshman Carrie Swigert headed a corner kick from junior Jennie Schurr at 43:47 of the first half. However, Dayton used two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to take a commanding 3-1 lead. Freshmen Megan McKnight and Sarah Walker scored at 53:32 and 59:51 respectively. Junior Tara Albert had Dayton's first goal of the game at 6:32.

Dayton outshot the Boilermakers 23-7. Purdue's goalkeeper, sophomore Sharon Sadowski, has stopped 29 of 35 shots in the last two games.

The Boilermakers next game will be Friday, Sept. 11, when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play Ohio State at 5 p.m.