Wayne State dropped its first soccer match of the season, losing a 2-1 decision to Minot State in Northern Sun Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon in Minot, N.D.
The game was scoreless through the first half, but the Beavers struck first in the 50th minute on a shot by Ninfa Ramirez, assisted by Ashley Franco. Ramirez then found the back of the net again after slipping past the defense midway through the second half, with the assist coming from Ashley Hunter.
Wayne State got on the board in the 82nd minute after Minot surrendered an own goal. Calista Moch was credited with the goal, but the Wildcats couldn’t find the equalizer as they suffered their first loss of the season.
The Beavers finished the match with a 10-4 advantage in shots and 7-2 in shots on goal. Moch led the Wildcats offensively scoring the lone goal on one shot for the match. Senior Kelsey Engstrom had two shots and Madison Burgard had one shot that was on goal. Kylie Comba notched five saves in goal in the losing effort.
Wayne State (4-1-1, 1-1-1 NSIC) will be at home Friday afternoon, hosting No. 19 Winona State in a 4 p.m. contest at the WSC Soccer Pitch.