Womens soccer continues fight for top spot in conference

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Maggie Young

The women’s soccer team looks to finish the regular season strong and receive a top seed for the conference tournament.

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer

The Baker women’s soccer team dropped a tough match against the Evangel Crusaders  2-3 in double overtime in Springfield, Mo. This was the second double-overtime match of the season for the women’s soccer team. This match did not end like the last one for the Wildcats as the Crusaders were able to find the back of the net in the second minute of double overtime.

The double-overtime match showed in the stat sheet as both teams battled into the night. The Wildcats and Crusaders ended the evening with 21 shots each. The telltale sign of the night was how the Wildcats finished with more shots on goal (9-8) and corner kicks (6-0). Even though the Wildcats had more chances, the attack from the Wildcats just wasn’t able to find the back of the net in the overtime periods.

The back-and-forth match showed the fight in the Wildcats in order to force overtime. Goals from Anna Chieu (56th minute) and Haleigh Harris (85th minute) proved to be important in forcing overtime.

Coach Sara Matthews applauded the tough fight in the Crusaders. She also mentioned that the Wildcats made too many mistakes and struggled to execute the game plan in a tough road matchup. The Wildcats will come home to finish the regular season in hopes of flushing this game from their minds.

The Baker Wildcats women’s soccer team fell to 8-2-1 on the season. The battle for 1st place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference continues as the regular season winds down. The Wildcats look to rebound on their senior day to wrap-up the regular season on top of the Heart of America Athletic Conference.