Women’s soccer defeated twice over the weekend

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Mohammed Islam

Through a good fight, the Warriors soccer team was not able to secure a win this weekend against either team, falling 2-1 against the Wayne State Wildcats and 4-3 against the Augustana Vikings. Winona State Soccer plays their final game of the 2021 season this Friday Nov. 5 against Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.

Syerah Mulhern-Allred, Sports Reporter

After a tough week of losses against Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University, Winona State Women’s Soccer approaches the end of the season 4-11-1.

The team went into this weekend optimistic for the game at Wayne State on Friday and the final home game against Augustana on Sun- day.

“The team knows we have the capabilities to pull off a win,” graduate student Camryn Cadiz said. “And we think we can do it this weekend.”

Through a good fight, the team was not able to secure a win this weekend against either team, falling 2-1 against the Wayne State Wildcats and 4-3 against the Augustana Vikings.

The first half of the game in Wayne, N.E. was slow as the score stayed at 0-0 when the horn went off for halftime.

“After losing both games last weekend,” Jamie Kwon, fourth-year midfielder, said, “We didn’t let our heads down and write off the rest of the season.”

Offensively this showed as the Warriors fought hard, but the Wild- cat’s had a better defense. The first half brought seven shots and two corner kicks for the team against Wayne State’s one shot.

Six minutes into the second half, Annika Syvrud on the Wildcat’s scored their first goal of the game after taking advantage of a Warrior foul.

The Warrior streak of bad luck continued as a close-range shot was barely missed. By the end of the game, they hit the goal post three times and had a last-second save off of the goal line.

Shortly thereafter, Syvrud scored another goal after a penalty area struggle from first-year Warrior goalie Alyson Jumper.

Missy Greco, fifth-year midfielder and defender, continued the strong effort with two long range shots in minute 60 and a successful effort to keep the ball on the Wildcat’s side of the field.

With two minutes left in the game, Cadiz was able to score a goal from 16 yards out to bring the score to 2-1 at the end of the game.

In game two of the weekend, Winona State had their Senior Night and final home game of the 2021 season.

This year’s eight seniors include Skylar Atkins, Cadiz, Greco, Riley Harmon, Kwon, Ella Roberts, Kara Schramel and Yanel Ortiz.

“It’s bittersweet,” Kwon said about her Senior Night and last home game as a Warrior, “However, making it this far is such a big accomplishment.”

Coming into Sunday’s game, Augustana was on an eight-game winning streak while Winona had lost their past three games.

Augustana got the first goal 19 minutes in by Morgan Keirstead and assisted by Carlie Kray.

The Warriors were quick to respond when 30 seconds later Katie Timmons, third-year midfielder, scored to tie the game up. This being Timmons’ first goal of the season.

The back and forth of the match continued when first-year forward Emily Chudik scored one of the best Warrior goals of the season with an assist from Harmon. This makes Chudik’s third goal of the season, the second highest scorer on the team.

Throughout the strong effort, the team couldn’t keep up as the Vikings proceeded to score another two times through a corner kick and a hat trick before halftime.

With the score 4-2, the Warrior’s came in strong after the break with two corner kicks before a forced turnover and a goal from a back pass gone wrong.

The rest of the game remained in midfield, with a good effort from both teams.

Overall, Winona State had 11 shots and three corner kicks where Augustana had 13 shots and 10 corner kicks. Both goalies had a total of four saves each.

“We really emphasize the importance of looking ahead as the past is behind us,” Kwon said. “We work hard and make sure to stay focused for our upcoming opponents.”

Winona State Soccer plays their final game of the 2021 season this Friday, Nov. 5 against Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.