WAYNE – Following a three-week stretch of six games on the road, Wayne State College took part in their second home soccer match of the season.
From the WSC Soccer Complex, the Wildcats hosted Minnesota Crookston on Friday.
Thanks to an early goal, Wayne State College would increase their lead in the second half leading to a 3-0 home victory. WSC is now 1-5-2 (1-3-1 NSIC) while the Golden Eagles fell to 1-7 (0-5 NSIC).
Annika Syvrud would score in the eighth minute of the match (7:40) to put the ‘Cats up 1-0 in the opening half.
After neither team would score the rest of the first half, Syvrud would find the back of the net a second time in the 52nd minute (51:01) off an assist by Reagan Allen. Leah Bennett tacked on one last Wildcat goal in the 81st minute (80:56) as WSC held onto the 3-0 victory.
Syvrud placed both her two shots on goal and in the back in the net while Bennett had one shot attempt score.
Riann Daas and Cleo Johnson both had one shot on goal; Paige Pemberton put one of her two shots on goal; Kaelyn Reeves connected with goal on one of three attempts as other shot attempts came from Skylar Stueckrath (two), Alyssa Ferin (two), Abby Sutton (one), Abby Evers (one) and Olivia Bollman (one).
Sidney Truman was in goal for 29:35 as Hayden Wallace was also in net for WSC for 60:25 recording four saves.
WSC outshot UMC, 17-7 (7-4 on goal) and recorded five corner kicks compared to one by the Golden Eagles.
The Wayne State College women’s soccer team will next welcome in Bemidji State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.