Soccer’s season ends with home loss


Nicole Girgen

Sophomore Ella Roberts looks to dribble the ball around players from Upper Iowa University on Friday, Nov. 8 in Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium. The Warriors lost 0-1 in extra time to the Peacocks, ending their season with seven wins and 11 losses.

Madelyn Swenson, Sports Editor

Winona State University women’s soccer team celebrated their seniors on Friday, Nov. 8 at their last game of the season against the Upper Iowa University Peacocks.

Before the game, all eight seniors walked on to the field with their parents. They were given a framed purple jersey with their number on it.

The seniors include Taylor Richards, Mariah Northrop, Macy Miller, Kendyl Keay, Taylor Johnson, Alyssa Reynolds, Courtney Wiencek and Bridget Doran.

For senior captain Doran, this game was even more special because her sister plays for the Peacocks.

“I am most excited to see all my family and friends and play my sister, who plays on Upper Iowa, one last time,” Doran said.

Doran’s sister is Molly Doran. She plays defense for Upper Iowa University.

One of Doran’s family members had made signs for both sisters. One sign was white, with a warrior head on saying “Go Bridget.” The other was blue and had the Peacock logo on it saying “Go Molly.”

The game started with injured seniors Taylor Richards and Bridget Doran on the field. The two only played for a few seconds of their last college game.

Before the two left the field, each of their teammates gave them a hug and cheered them on.

The Peacocks did hold more shots than the Warriors, with 19 compared to the Warriors’ 16. However, the teams each had nine shots on goal.

In just under two minutes into overtime, Peacock player Aimee Sies sealed the Warriors’ fate by scoring the only goal of the game and ending the Warriors’ season.

The team had chances to score throughout the game, including a corner kick and a few balls that were sent over the Peacock defense.

However, the audience was not happy with the referee for most of the second half, accusing the referee of calling off-sides when it was not relevant and not calling fouls on the Peacocks. The crowd was yelling at the referee to read the rule book and let the girls play.

The team ended the season with a record of 6-9.