Women’s soccer has trouble picking up weekend home wins
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Women’s soccer has trouble picking up weekend home wins

10/9/18

Dustin Teenor

TNE Writer

The women’s NSU soccer team had two home games this weekend against Central Missouri and Lindenwood. The RiverHawks were unable to come away with victories in either contest.

“We lacked in our finish in the final third,” said Meagan Chase, junior forward. “We had twice as many shots as Central Missouri, we just didn’t put them away.”

The RiverHawks had 16 shots to Central Missouri’s eight and had two more shots on goal than the Jennies with eight. The team got shutout against Central Missouri while giving up six goals during the game. The Jennies scored five goals in the first half and got their final goal in minute 73’ of regulation, giving the RiverHawks a 6-0 defeat and their fourth loss in conference play.

“We gave them too many corner kicks in the Central Missouri game, which led to a couple of their goals,” said Emily Seiler, junior defender. “We learned we need to stop conceding corner kicks and try to keep the game in front of us.”

The team went on to play Lindenwood on Sunday, Oct. 7. The RiverHawks came out strong against the Lions with Chase scoring the first goal in the 18th minute of game.  Lindenwood then came back with a goal of their own to even the score back up in minute 20, sending the teams in to half tied at 1-1.

The RiverHawks once again got the first score of the half from a goal by Paulina Chavaz, sophomore forward. She scored in minute 52’ to put her team up 2-1 in the second half. The RiverHawks could not seem to hold on to their one-point lead for the rest of the game, giving up the final goal of regulation to the lions in the 62nd minute. The two teams conceded a tie after going into two ten-minute overtimes, making the final score 2-2.

“The team was disappointed with the tie,” said Brennan Hockett. sophomore goal keeper. “For this game to help us in conference play we needed to win, so a tie does not help us.”

After this weekend home series, the women’s soccer team is now 0-4-1 in conference play and 6-5-1 overall for the season. The team will have two more conference home games next weekend, before going away again, so picking up conference wins is urgent of this team.

“My hope is that we pull together and use what we have been working on to get a win,” said Hockett. “To win the next game we will need to be better with our defending and better on shooting on frame.”

The RiverHawks will play their next game at 7 p.m. Oct 12 at home against Washburn. The team will then turnaround that Sunday, Oct. 14 to face Emporia State at home.


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