Wildcat soccer season ends with 0-0 tie

Wayne State  and Sioux Falls battled to a 0-0 tie in the 2017 women’s soccer season finale Sunday  at the USF Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The host Cougars held a commanding 10-2 shot advantage in the first half over the Wildcats. The second half saw USF with an 8-5 edge in shots over the Wildcats, but Wayne State nearly won the game in regulation with just under three minutes left when freshman Rylie Wehner’s shot hit the cross bar for Wayne State’s best scoring chance in regulation. Wayne State outshot USF 4-1 in the overtime periods.

Sioux Falls finished the contest with a 19-11 advantage in shots and 8-6 in shots on goal over the Wildcats. The Cougars had a 6-2 edge in corner kicks on Wayne State and were called for seven fouls to just one on the Wildcats.

Freshman Rylie Wehner had four of Wayne State’s 11 shots in the contest with two on goal along with junior Brooke Buzzell. Hannah Knight and Alexis Strothers also had shots on goal for the Wildcats. Rachel Grisham posted her second straight shutout and fourth of the year with eight saves in goal.

The contest marked the final game in a Wildcat uniform for two seniors – Bryana Garcia and Hannah Knight. The Wildcats end the year with records of 4-8-6 overall and 3-7-5 in the NSIC.

The Wayne Herald

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