Last-second goal spoils WSC soccer’s chances


Photo courtesy Michael Carnes/Wayne Herald

Josie Brown takes a shot through the University of Mary defense in last Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Marauders. Brown scored the only goal of the match for the Wildcats and totaled three shots in the match.

Hana Cingoranelli, Staff Writer

It isn’t all sun and rainbows.

Despite last week’s first league victory, Wayne State women’s soccer team plummeted back into a familiar double-loss this weekend.

The Wildcats hosted the University of Mary on Saturday, when WSC’s Josie Brown led the team with an early goal in the first half.

In the 36th minute, the lead was evaporated when the Marauders came back to tie the game.

The Wildcats fought until the end, but were ultimately defeated by a second, game-winning goal by the Marauders in the 67th minute.

The game ended 2-1, but the Wildcats were back and ready to play on Sunday when they hosted Minot State.

Once again, The Wildcats established an early lead when Makenzie Evans sank a shot in the first five minutes of game play.

WSC held onto its lead until mid-second half, when the Beavers marked the scoreboard.

It was truly a match until the final seconds.

With just four ticks left on the clock, the Beavers were awarded a foul, resulting in a free-kick from the top of the box.

The Beavers, in true clutch fashion, were able to find the back of the net and steal one.

Kylie Comba made five saves in the loss for Wayne State.

Makenzie Evans led the Wildcats by scoring her first goal of the season on her only shot of the match. Rachel Mabrey and Brown added two shots and Amber Lingle and McKenna Adams each added one shot for the match.

The Wildcats lost their second straight game 2-1, and the disappointed Wildcats fell to 1-12 in league play.

WSC’s final home game is this Friday, when they will host Southwest Minnesota State at 1 p.m.