Soccer team 2-0 for first time since 2006 after win


LAKEWOOD, Colo. – For the first time in 10 years, the Wayne State women’s soccer team has started the season with a two-game winning streak.
Natalie Rech’s goal late in the first half proved to be the only score of the game as Wayne State improved to 2-0 with a 1-0 win over Colorado Christian in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. It is the first time the Wildcats have started the season 2-0 since 2006.
Rech scored on a shot from the top of the box at the 40:21 mark of the first half off an assist from Jennifer Zick. The Cougars outshot the Wildcats 8-7, but Wayne State had three shots on goal to CCU’s one.
“I’m proud of how we battled and fought in a very physical game,” said second-year head coach Bruce Erickson. “The girls worked hard and made the plays when we needed to. It was a great win.”
Kelsey Engstrom and Brooke Buzzell each had two shots, followed by Rech, Samantha Phillips and Karlee Hall with one apiece. Goalkeeper Kylie Comba recorded her first shutout of the season, facing eight shots and just one on goal for her lone save of the contest.
Wayne State finishes a three-game, four-day road trip Wednesday with a 7 p.m. matchup at Nebraska-Kearney.