WAYNE – With one goal being scored in the opening 15 minutes, both Wayne State College and Northwest Missouri State combined for 11 shots on goal Friday afternoon.
From the WSC Soccer Complex on the new turf, WSC welcomed in the Bearcats.
Hannah Stirling broke the scoreless tie at the 14:49 mark of the match off an assist by Elaina Shromoff.
Final favored Northwest Missouri State who begins their season at 1-0 while Wayne State fell to 0-1.
The Wildcats were held to five total shots, two on goal as a team. Abby Evers and Reagan Allen both placed their lone shot on goal while Annika Syvrud, Chloe Schlines and Haley Hoffman all tallied a shot attempt.
Hayden Wallace finished with eight saves allowing one goal in 90 minutes.
Northwest Missouri State recorded 17 shots, nine on goal.
The Bearcats added four corner kicks compared to three from WSC.
The Wayne State College women’s soccer team will next play six straight on the road. WSC will visit Northwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m. before traveling to Fort Hays State on Saturday, September 3 at noon.