MOORHEAD, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Morris women’s soccer team were overwhelmed by a potent Nebraska Wesleyan University offense on Saturday morning, falling to the Prairie Wolves, 6-0. NWU scored on half of its 12 shot attempts in the match.
The Prairie Wolves wasted little time in building a lead on UMN Morris, scoring four times in the opening 19 minutes. Minnesota Morris was able to get to halftime without any further damage, but the Cougars mustered only one shot attempt in the first half, an effort from Kim Peters that was saved by Leslie Borges.
Minnesota Morris held NWU to only three shot attempts in the second half, but the Prairie Wolves were able to score on two of them, pushing the lead higher in the 48th and 69th minutes. Shots from Monica Calderon and Ayla Wicklow were saved by NWU in the second half.
Bernadette Cienik made five saves in the match.
UMAC play begins next Saturday for Minnesota Morris as the Cougars travel to Crown College to face the Storm at 6:30 p.m. in St. Bonifacius, Minn.