A single goal defeats WSC Soccer

Justin Yost, Staff Writer

After getting their first win of the season in the previous weekend, the Wildcat soccer team can’t seem to figure out how to keep the winning ways going.

Wayne State played a tough fought game on Friday against Min­nesota Duluth. The ladies competed hard, only to let UMD score the lone goal of the game in the 25th minute. Natalie St. Martin scored the goal with an assist by Laura Edgren.

Minnesota held a slight edge in shots on goal, 10-6. Unfortunately, Wayne State couldn’t find the back of the net.

Freshman Christina Stasi led the Cats with two shots on goal, fol­lowed by senior Josie Brown with one. Junior Kylie Comba had nine saves while only allowing the one goal.

WSC tried to find their second win of the season on Sunday against St. Cloud State.

There is a saying in soccer that the first five minutes after a goal are the most important, for both teams. What happens next could determine the rest of the game; the other team could tie things back up, or another goal could be immediately made by the leading team to put the game away. St. Cloud took this to the extreme, scoring three goals in 11 minutes.

St. Cloud’s Alexa Starr scored two goals within six minutes in the middle of the first half, putting the Huskies up 2-0. Then, Kylie Cleary closed the scoring with an unas­sisted goal.

Sophomore Suenly Galvez led the Wildcats with two shots on goal. Comba had five saves for the Cats.

Wayne State will be home next weekend for a pair of games against number six Minnesota State on Sat­urday. On Sunday the Wildcats will take on Concordia-St. Paul.