Women’s soccer wins against Nebraska Wesleyan

by Tyler Crandell

The Simpson women’s soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season as they won 2-0 against the winless Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves.

Coming back after a disappointing loss to Millikin this previous Saturday, the Storm took advantage of their scoring opportunities to get a solid win.

The women were in control of the momentum for most of the game with a number of quality shots that just missed, but got two in towards the end of the first period.

With 7:23 left in the first half, Alex Stucky, sophomore from Fairway, Kansas, scored her first career goal as a collegiate student-athlete from about six yards out with the assist coming from senior Kasey McCreary.

The Storm didn’t waste much time adding to their lead as Heather Adolph scored with 4:13 left in the half from about 20 yards out over the goalkeeper’s head.

It was a windy night, and the Storm got their two goals while going with the wind, giving them some cushion going into the second half where the Prairie Wolves would have the advantage of the wind.

No more goals were scored in the second, but goals weren’t needed. Seniors Kara Lovik and Chelsea Winegard both had a good defensive night and keeper Megan Peterson, senior from Indianola, Iowa, had some great saves to keep the shutout.

Peterson was a wall for the Storm with nine saves on the day.

Simpson also had nine shots on goal but Nebraska Wesleyan goalkeeper Emily Dierks could only save seven.

The women play Fontbonne as part of the tournament at North Central this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.