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Wildcat Soccer Gets First Win Of Season

Posted: 24 September, 2012

CROOKSTON, Minn. - Junior Kayli Hopper scored at the 64:09 mark for the lone goal of the contest to give Wayne State College a 1-0 Northern Sun Conference women’s soccer win Sunday afternoon at Minnesota, Crookston.  The Wildcats are now 1-7 overall and 1-4 in the NSIC while the host Golden Eagles fall to 0-7-1 and 0-4-1 in league play.
The contest was dominated by both defenses as each team managed just two shots in a scoreless first half.  WSC got on the board in the 64th minute when Hopper scored from the left side of the goal, her second goal of the season, with an assist from McKenna Adams giving WSC a 1-0 lead.  The lead stood up as UMC got off just two shots in the second half and WSC went on to the 1-0 win.
Wayne State had six shots compared to four by UMC while the Golden Eagles held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks.   Minnesota, Crookston was whistled for 10 fouls compared to nine on the Wildcats.  Hopper had three of Wayne State’s six shots and the lone goal of the contest while freshman goalkeeper notched her first collegiate win and shutout by recording one save.
             The Wildcats return home next weekend for a pair of Northern Sun Conference contests, hosting St. Cloud State Saturday at 11 a.m. and Minnesota Duluth Sunday at 1 p.m.

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