The WSC women’s soccer team faced Concordia-St. Paul, Sunday, Nov. 8 for their final game of the season in which they suffered a 2-0 loss against the Golden Bears.
Concordia University managed to score two goals early in the first half of the match. The two goals of the game were scored at the 15th and 20th minutes of the match.
“We played well for a good chunk of the game,” said head coach Joe Cleary. “The middle 15 minutes of the first half, we played poorly and it cost us. You can’t do that against the 20th best team in the country. The team responded in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.”
The win advanced Concordia to the semi-finals Saturday with a 16-1-2 record, while WSC ends the year at 6-9-4 after qualifying for the NSIC Tournament for the first time since 2006. Junior forward Rylie Wehner recorded three of the team’s six shots with two on goal. Senior goalkeeper Rachel Grisham ended the match with eight saves.
“We need to find a way to score more goals,” said Cleary. “We have a lot of attacking players coming in this recruiting class, but our current attackers have to be a lot better. Our focus is going to be on that. We have to be better than we were this year in all facets if we want to repeat what we did this year.”