PREVIEW: Women’s soccer travels to Detroit to take on Detroit Mercy

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Women’s soccer heads to the Motor City to take on the Titans. Photo Credit: David Auth

By Alexis Davis, Contributor

DETROIT– Robert Morris women’s soccer (1-5, 1-5 Horizon) is looking to get their second Horizon League victory of the season when they take on Detroit Mercy (1-4-1, 1-4-1 Horizon) for the first time in program history. Kick-off for Wednesday’s match-up in Detroit, Michigan is set for 12 p.m.

Recapping RMU

Despite strong offensive efforts from players such as Rachel Fullmer and Sheridan Reid, the Colonials did not crack the scoresheet and suffered a 4-0 loss against Wright State. The Colonials were also shut out on Wednesday, March 10 against Oakland and have not gotten on the scoresheet since their 4-2 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne.

Scouting Detroit Mercy

The Titans are coming off of a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee. Despite leading in shots on goal 13-11, the Titans similarly did not get on the scoresheet, earning their third loss in a row.

Players to Watch

Ylexus Gilliland (RMU) – In last week’s matchup against Wright State, Gilliland led the Colonials in shots on goal with one and also registered two total shots. If the midfielder from Henderson, Nevada keeps shooting, she is sure to give the Colonials the offensive boost they need.

Rachel Fullmer (RMU) – Fullmer recorded two shots against Wright State. She gave the Colonials one of their chances of the game when she kicked the ball just wide of the net. If Fullmer, a defender from Pleasant Grove, Utah can get a few shots on goal, she’ll definitely be producing goals for the Colonials.

Erica Toupin (Detroit Mercy) – Toupin, a forward from Novi, Michigan, was tied for the most shots on goal with two in Detroit Mercy’s matchup against Milwaukee. She leads the Titans with three points so far this season. To get the win, the Colonials defense must work hard to shut out Toupin.

Raegan Hammond (Detroit Mercy) – Hammond also registered four shots against Milwaukee, with two of them being on target. The midfielder from Brighton, Michigan will be looking to get her first point of the season against RMU.

Prediction

I think that the Colonials will get back on the scoresheet and earn a 2-1 victory over the Titans.