Soccer finishes on a high note

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  • Josie Brown fights for a ball against a Southwest Minnesota State player. Bottom: Mallory Hoyt kicks the ball to a teammate in last Friday’s loss to Southwest Minnesota State.

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Richard Rhoden, Sports Editor

A learning experience was capped off with a win by the WSC soccer team.

The Wildcats defeated Sioux Falls 2-0 in the final game of the season.

Wayne State finished with a 3-14-1 record.

After a scoreless first half, WSC opened the scoring four minutes into the second half when Alex Mathers scored off a corner kick from Mallory Hoyt for a 1-0 Wildcat lead.

Wayne State added another goal when Kelsea Lambert scored on a cross from Josie Brown to give WSC a 2-0 lead to wrap up the scoring.

Wayne State held an 18-15 edge in shots over the Cougars while USF had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal.

It was the second time in as many seasons that the Wayne State soccer team ended the season with a victory.

Wayne State took on Southwest Minnesota State in their final home game on Halloween, but were spooked by the Mustangs, losing 2-0.

The Mustangs scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the match, and both teams were scoreless the rest of the way.

McKenna Adams and Brown led the Wildcats offensively, each having two shots throughout the match. Kyhlie Hansen and Veronica Walker each added one shot as well.

The Wildcats also had two All-Conference players.

Brown and McKenzie Hallstrom were named to the 2014 NSIC All-Conference Women’s Soccer Team. Both players received Honorable Mention honors.

Brown led Wayne State in scoring this season with eight points on three goals and two assists. She scored the game-winning goal at Nebraska-Kearney and also led Wayne State in shots this season with 41 while ranking second in shots on goal with 19.

Hallstrom scored two goals while playing in 16 contests this season from her defender position.