In the 87th minute, sophomore forward Amy Loverin recorded her first goal of the season, as well as Simpson College’s first win Friday afternoon.
Simpson (1-5-0) defeated Fontbonne University (2-1-1) 1-0 in the Storm’s home opener at Buxton Stadium.
Discussion as to whether or not Loverin’s goal was legitimate was up in the air for the match’s referees. Sophomore forward Kate Morford sent a shot to the Griffin’s goal posts, ricocheting of the top bar and off the foot of Loverin into the net. The debate was whether or not the ball hit the top bar goal post or the bottom part of the football post. The call stood and the Storm went on to win the contest.
Simpson travels to Westminster (Mo.) on Sept. 16 and will go head-to-head with the Blue Jays. That match has a start time of 4 p.m.