Women’s soccer goes 1-1 over weekend

Cody Beckmann, Staff Writer

This past week, the Wayne State Women’s Soccer team played Minot State University and the University of Mary. They finished the weekend 1-1 at home, beating Minot State University and losing to the University of Mary.

Friday, the Wildcats beat Minot State University 2-1 in a thrilling match. The first goal was scored by Rylie Wehner and was assisted by Gabi Rosa. With 48 seconds left and a tie game, Rosa scored the go-ahead goal with the assist from Sophia Ketchmark to seal the victory for the Wildcats.

“It was really exciting to win because that was the first time in out program history that we beat that team, said senior captain Sophie Ketchmark. “They have always been one of the better teams in our conference so it felt really good as a program and as a team to finally be able to beat them and to be a part of that history.”

In the second game of the weekend, the Wildcats played the University of Mary Sunday afternoon. It was Senior Sunday for the Wayne State’s Women Soccer team. The Wildcats fell short to the University of Mary with a final score of 0-4.

“It was great seeing the turnout that we had Sunday between friends, fans, the community and everyone’s family,” Ketchmark said. “We just wish we gave a better showing for the better turnout. It was just disappointing that we could not get the win for all those who came out supported us. It meant a lot to us as a team and we hope we can continue to grow with the support from our fans.”

“The result on Sunday was disappointing and coming away from weekend with six points (two wins) would have been awesome,” senior Lauren Fleming said. “We will push on, grow and apply necessary changes when we face St. Cloud on Friday.”

The Wayne State Women’s Soccer team now moves to 2-3-2 on the season and is currently ranked 7th in NSIC Conference play. They are scheduled to play St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth on the road this weekend.

Madison Burgard steals the ball from her opponent in a defensive move
Gabi Rosa gets physical with her opponent in an attempt to gain possession
Gabi Rosa gets physical with her opponent in an attempt to gain possession
Brooke Worrel continues to hold possession, even as her opponent aggressively holds her back.
Gabi Rosa goes head-to-head in a battle for the ball.
Madison Johnson carries the ball
Emily Kilby gets a header off of a throw in.