Second Half Goals Allow Wayne State To Secure Conference Road Victory

CROOKSTON, MN – To open the month of October, the Wayne State College women’s soccer team began a series of road conference games entering the weekend.

From the UMC Soccer Field in Crookston, Minnesota, WSC visited Minnesota Crookston Friday afternoon.

The Wildcats netted a pair of second half goals to win back-to-back games and are now 2-5-1 (2-3 NSIC). UMC fell to 1-7 (1-4 NSIC).

Alicia Green opened the scoring in the 69th minute (68:33) on an assist by Kaelyn Reeves followed by Payton Haliburton in the 82nd minute (81:08) on a second assist by Reeves. WSC held on for the 2-0 road victory.

Green scored a goal on one of her two shots on goal as Haliburton scored a goal as she finished with two of her three shots on goal. Reeves tallied two assists.

Madison Kemp placed three of four shots on goal; both Annika Syvrud and Megan Phillips added two of three shots on goal; Morgan Rhodes had one of three shots on goal; Skyler Stueckrath had one of two shots on goal; Haley Hoffman, Brooke Worrel and Tori Solley all tallied a shot on goal; Abby Sutton and Chloe Schlines both attempted two shots as Brea Kreikemeier, Maia Vacks and Jaiden Thompson all attempted a shot.

Katherine Hageman recorded three saves and pitched a shutout in 90 minutes of work.

WSC outshot UMC, 30-9 (16-3 on goal) with nine corner kicks compared to one from the Golden Eagles.

The Wayne State College women’s soccer team will next visit Bemidji State University at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 3.