Storm soccer teams fall to opponents Saturday

by Brock Borgeson, Sports reporter

 OMAHA, NE, and MOORHEAD, MN – Women’s soccer (0-3) continued to have a hard time finding the back of the net Saturday as they suffered a 4-0 loss to the College of St. Mary’s (1-1) (Neb.).

The Flames started off their scoring with a goal in the 5th minute by senior Abby Zach. St. Mary’s tacked on two more goals in the first half and rounded out their scoring with their 4th and final goal in the 73rd minute.

The Storm have now gone 193 minutes without scoring while giving up seven goals to opponents during that drought.

This game marks the beginning of a five-game road trip for the Storm, which is broken by a home game against Westminster College (Mo.) on the 19th. Simpson hopes to use this time to continue to prime themselves for conference play, beginning Sept. 27th against Wartburg.

Despite committing 9 fewer fouls and having 7 more opportunities at corner kicks, the Storm men’s soccer (2-2) were not able to top the Yellow Jackets of UW – Superior (3-1), losing 3-2 Saturday.

UW – Superior scored first, taking the lead in the 26th minute until Nick Joslyn (1) tied it up only 5 minutes later. The two teams traded goals until UW – Superior broke a 2-2 tie in the 51st minute.

Superior never relinquished the lead, holding their 3-2 advantage up to the final whistle.

Simpson came up short despite putting more shots on goal than Superior, 8-6, and putting themselves in many opportunities to score. Garret Pochop also added a goal for Simpson, his first of the year.

Junior Marcus Varnum contributed with an assist (2) as did Josh Dicken (1).

Senior standout, Mitchell White, was kept relatively quite by the Yellow Jacket defense. White didn’t put a shot on goal Saturday and is still sitting at 35 career goals, one behind the all-time career goal record at Simpson.

The women will get a 3-day break before heading to Grand View to take on the Vikings this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The men go up against host team, Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) at 1 p.m. tomorrow. This will be the third MIAC opponent Simpson faces this season.