Wildcats Shut Down Black Hills State, Cleary Wins First Game As Head Coach

WAYNE – Following an opening season conference tie and home opener loss, the Wayne State College women’s soccer team was out to fill the win column Monday afternoon.

From the WSC Soccer Pitch, the ‘Cats played host to Black Hills State.

It was all Wayne State from the beginning as WSC accounted for three first half goals, two from senior Hannah Knight. Knight scored first in the ninth minute (9:17) off an assist by junior Christina Stasi and again in the 39th minute (39:01) assisted by senior Bryana Garcia. Another goal was scored from Megan Shuster in the 43rd minute (43:36) assisted by junior Alexis Strothers.

Wayne State College continued their offensive attack with a pair of second half goals. Sophomore Madison Burgard scored off an assist from Knight in the 54th minute (54:45) while freshman Shelby Bullard put the final goal on the bOard in the 89th minute (89:01) from 25 yards out. Wayne State College improves to 1-1-1 on the season while Black Hills State is now 0-3.

Wayne State College dominated the shots and on goal attempts. WSC out shot Black Hills State 24-4 in the game (11-0 on goal). The ‘Cats added eight corner kicks while holding Black Hills State to none.

Individually, along with her two goals and one assist Knight had four shots on goal out of seven attempts. Bullard scored on two shots on goal out of four attempts.

Two Wildcat goalkeepers combined for a shutout, as both freshman Sydney Rogers and sophomore Rachel Grisham played 45 minutes and didn’t even have to attempt a save.

Wayne State College will conclude their non-conference schedule with a road contest at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 8. WSC will be back at home in conference play when Minot State and University of Mary come to town on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17.

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