Third Straight Home Match Decided By One Goal; Wildcat Women’s Soccer Team Concludes Six-Game Home Stretch Sunday

WAYNE – Another pair of home conference matches began the weekend for the Wayne State College women’s soccer team.

From the WSC Soccer Complex, Wayne State welcomed in Northern State University.

For the third straight game, Wayne State College suffered a one-goal defeat. Northern State improved to 3-2 (2-1 NSIC) while WSC fell to 0-5-1 (0-3 NSIC).

Payton Haliburton scored in the final minute (44:28) of the first half off a penalty kick to lead 1-0 at half. Northern State then put the ball in the back of the net in the 51st and 54th minutes of the second half before holding on for the 2-1 victory.

Haliburton scored one of her three shots she put on goal while Chloe Schlines also put a shot on goal. Morgan Rhodes and Kaelyn Reeves both recorded a shot.

Katherine Hageman recorded four saves and allowed two goals in 90 minutes of work.

Northern State outshot the Wildcats, 11-6 (6-4 on goal) while WSC had four corner kicks compared to one from the visiting Wolves.

The Wayne State College women’s soccer team will next host MSU Moorhead on Sunday, September 26 at 1 p.m.