Women’s soccer nets two wins in weekend sweep


By Chris Langin
Antelope Staff

The UNK Women’s soccer team packed its brooms this weekend in Montana, as the Lopers swept their games against the University of Mary and Montana State-Billings.

The first contest was against Montana State-Billings, a game in which the Lopers outshot their opponent 21-12, including a 16-7 advantage in that department during the second half.

Cierra Clark chipped in a score at the 59:13 mark to make the score 1-1, and she wasted no time adding to the scoring department with a goal less than two minutes later at the 61:11 mark to put the Lopers ahead for good at 2-1.

Still playing in the mountain time zone, the Lopers fought off the University of Mary with a Tori Weber penalty kick at the 2:25 mark. The defense manufactured a shutout in what was ultimately a very successful weekend for the Lopers.

“This weekend, we really put everything together that we’ve been working on,” said UNK defender Molly Willis. “We dominated the majority of the game in time of possession, played very solid defensively and had lots of scoring opportunities.”

The Lopers look to continue their win streak this week when they face Washburn at home Friday. They then travel to Hays, Kansas, to take on Fort Hays State on Sunday.