Following the loss to Toledo last week, Columbus Eagles head coach Mark Wise and his team got back to basics in training. The group dedicated many hours to polishing tactics in preparation for the the team’s marquee match against Cincinnati Sirens at MAPFRE Stadium.
It was an afternoon that the Eagles won’t soon forget as Columbus took down the Sirens 4-2.
Mary Seiffert came very close to putting the Eagles on the board early in the 14th minute. She had a beautiful shot from outside of the 18-yard box that was just over the crossbar. Moments later, Cincinnati forward Danielle Dixon found the back of the net to give the Sirens a 1-0 lead.
Moments later, defender Corie Moore pulled the Eagles level as she headed home a corner kick from Dani Gunderson. She wasn’t done, Gunderson then chipped the Cincinnati keeper to give Columbus the advantage.
The Eagles came out on fire in the second half, wasting no time finding the back of the net again. Erin Brockway bagged a goal in the 48th minute as she undressed the Cincinnati defense and created a prime scoring opportunity. Gunderson would then find the scoresheet on a lucky cross that bent into the net giving the Eagles a stout 4-1 advantage.
The Sirens pulled one back in the 85th minute and to finish the match at 4-2. Columbus finishes its home schedule at the top of the Valley division in WPSL and heads out on the road next week to take on Saint Louis.