SALINA—The McPherson College women's soccer team fell to Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 on Tuesday night. It was an intense game for the Bulldogs on the road, and one of their toughest challenges of the season so far.
The first 45 minutes almost proved to be scoreless until the 39th minute, where Kansas Wesleyan scored off of a corner kick header in the goal box. Kansas Wesleyan had four corner kick opportunities in the first half, and McPherson did not have any. As far as shot opportunities go, McPherson had one on frame by Jordan Bruner. Kansas Wesleyan had four shots on goal, giving Christie Silber three saves for the first half.
"I was not pleased with how we performed tonight," Bulldogs Head coach Mark Olson said. "We have not given up goals from set-pieces, and tonight KWU capitalized on their corners."
The second half proved to be challenging for the bulldogs and were down two at the 57th minute. Once more, it was a corner kick header in the goal box. In the 77th minute, The Coyotes scored their third goal off of another corner kick, giving them a 3-0 lead. The Bulldogs had one shot on target for the half by Marissa Zamora. Silber saved six shots in the second half, giving her nine for the game.
"I am confident that these players will bounce back and be ready to play against Bethel," Olson said.
As Coach Olson mentioned, the Bulldog's next game is Oct. 16 against Bethel at home. The Bulldog and Threshers will used the game to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes.