Soccer team opens with OT loss, tie
The Wayne State women’s soccer team lost aa heartbreaker in overtime and played to a scoreless draw as it kicked off the 2019 season last weekend.
On Friday, Harding University used a penalty kick in the fifth minute of overtime to defeat Wayne State College 1-0 at the Nebraska-Kearney Fall Classic at Foster Field.
The contest was a defensive battle between the two clubs, as each team recorded just four shots in the contest. Megan Phillips and Rylie Wehner each had shots on goal for the Wildcats while Payton Haliburton and Melaini Johnson both were credited with shots.
Junior defender Megan Schuster and senior goalkeeper Rachel Grisham played the entire contest for the Wildcats. Grisham was credited with one save while allowing one goal in the contest.
On Sunday, the Wildcats and host Lopers played to a 0-0 double overtime tie.
The Wildcats held an 11-6 edge over the Lopers in shots and 9-4 in shots on goal. WSC had twice as many corner kicks at UNK, 6-3, and was whistled for 19 fouls compared to 10 on the Lopers.
Phillips paced Wayne State on the attack with six shots and five shots on goal. Sophomore forward Madison Kemp added two shots, both on goal, while Schuster and Madison Johnson each were credited with one shot on goal.
Grisham played all 110 minutes in net for WSC and recorded a shutout with three saves in the contest.
Wayne State returns to action on Friday evening with a non-conference contest at Missouri Western starting at 6 p.m.