Soccer ends weekend with an overtime loss

Robert Glarner, sports reporter

Winona State University came out battling this weekend on the road but would fall short to University of Minnesota – Moorhead and NorthernState University.

Camryn Cadiz, fourth-year midfielder, noted the following on Winona State’s performance in order to be successful during the double away games, “We are going to have to know our roles and stick to our game plan. This week in practice we are looking to focus on getting the ball in the back of the net and cleaning things up defensively. Moorhead and Northern State are both beatable teams and with two wins we can keep moving in the right direction.”

Winona State battled against Moorhead, who are last in the NSIC standings with a conference record of 0-10 and an overall re- cord of 0-13. Winona State currently is ranked 12th in the NSIC standings with a conference record of 3-7-1.

Although Moorhead does not have a win this season, they went into this game against the Warriors with nothing to lose, making them fearless, and, unfortunate to our Winona State team, dangerous. Winona State, encouraged by their last victories a weekend before, didn’t seem to play as well against a highly beatable team.

For the first period, the teams were heavily defensive, as the empty scoreboard was a witness. Winona State led in shots, 5-3.

After halftime in the 46th minute, Moorhead scored, changing the board, 1-0.

In the 74th minute, Madyson Dye, second-year midfielder, had a shot on goal toward the bottom right, but was saved by Moorhead’s goalie. In the next minute, a yellow card is given to a Moorhead player.

Winona State’s two goalies, Yanel Ortiz, fourth-year goalie and Alyso Jumper, first-year goalie, had three saves total in the game.

Winona State shook off their loss and travelled to Aberdeen, S.D. to take on Northern State two days later.

Bailey Deininger, third-year defender, reflects preparing for road games, “We try and keep everything as similar as possible for home and away games. When it comes down to it, every game is the same for preparation.” Deininger said, “We try and create our own environment and energy. We do all the same things that we would for a home game to get motivated.”

Northern State is ranked 6th in the NSIC standings with a conference record of 6-3-3 and an overall record of 7-4-3.

Winona State came out aggressive in the first period, putting up 5 shots while also committing 5 fouls. Winona State played well in the first period, only allowing Northern State to take 3 shots.

It was a defensive battle, as the first half closed with no score.

In the second half, Winona State put up four shots. Northern State struck with eight shots. Both teams would remain scoreless, and this caused overtime (OT).

Winona State would strike first at the goal with a shot by Riley Harmon, fourth-year forward, but would be saved by Northern State at the bottom right to keep the game going.

OT would be a hard-fought battle for both teams, but Northern State would score in the 98th minute, se- curing the win for Northern State.

Jumper had 5 saves on the day.

Winona State had 10 shots, with 5 of them being on goal along with 2 corner kicks. Winona State committed 11 fouls total.

Winona State would drop both games that weekend, making their record 4-9-1. Winona State takes on Wayne State College on Friday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in Wayne, Neb. and then will travel back home to face Augustana University on Sun- day, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.