Sports, Women's Soccer

Soccer splits with Simpson

Goalie Beth Crow tied the school record for shutouts with 22 on Saturday against the Simpson Storm. -Marketing & Communication
Goalie Beth Crow tied the school record for shutouts with 22 on Saturday against the Simpson Storm. -Marketing & Communication

Wartburg women’s soccer (5-2-1) beat Simpson while the men (4-3-1) fell to Simpson Saturday.

The women had 17 shots on goal with three of them finding the net. Katie Ives, Alyssa Hewitt and Morgan Neuendorf all scored for Wartburg while Simpson was only allowed one shot on goal which was blocked by Beth Crowe.

With this shutout win, Beth Crow has tied the school record of most shutouts with 21.

“Tying the shutout record was very exciting and honestly I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. I’m looking forward to breaking it and I know they will help me towards that goal,” Crow said.

The women only have one game next week in Storm Lake to face Buena Vista on Saturday.

Crow said the team is just focusing on their goals moving forward.

“The team is taking it one day at a time and beating Simpson got us one step closer to what we want to achieve this season,” Crow said.

The men’s team fell to Simpson in overtime.

Simpson scored first, but Daniel Luzindya answered with a goal of his own. About 15 minutes later Nathan Feiner scored another goal for Wartburg. Simpson answered with a goal to send them into overtime where they scored another goal to win the game 3-2.

“Losing the game was tough because we felt that we outplayed them most of the game, we just had some tough breaks,” said Travis Gudenkauf.

The men’s team will be busy with three games this next week starting with Bethel University in St. Paul on Wednesday. Saturday they will take on Buena Vista in Storm Lake and Sunday they will be back in Waverly to face St. Olaf.

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