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Women’s Soccer Season Ends in Close NKU Game

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WSU Women’s Soccer | Photo by Christian Peters | The Wright State Guardian

The season is over for Wright State University (WSU) Women’s Soccer after losing at home to the Northern Kentucky Norse (NKU) on Wednesday night.

The game ends Travis Sobers first season as the Head Coach for the team, putting forward some very impressive results, after only being named Head Coach for two weeks before the start of the season.

It was dominance in the first half for the Norse that decided the game, scoring twice in the period off of 13 total shots.

The Raiders tried to claw back the game in the second half, scoring one and completely stopping any more shots from the Norse in 45 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to save their season.

Player awards

The Raiders had two bright spots after just missing out on the playoffs, with two WSU players earning League honors.

Destiny Johnson and Olivia Mace both earned League honors in the midfield, with Johnson named to the League second team, and Mace named to the League All-Freshman team.

Johnson was named to the second team after leading the team in goals and assists and was the biggest attacking threat for the team all year.

Mace was a solid defender for the team all season. As a freshman, she started every single game for the Raiders and was the only player on the team to do so.

Season highlights

While the season has ended earlier for the Raiders than they would have hoped, they have several accomplishments this season to be proud of.

Starting with their first regular-season game, they kept their composure against Marshall in double overtime, slotting away a penalty kick for their first win.

Against the eventual Regular Season Champions Milwaukee, they gave the Panthers one of their closest games of the season, barely losing 2-1 to Milwaukee while on the road.

The Panthers are currently 11-0 in the league and have regularly beat other teams by five or more goals in league play.

On Senior Day against UIC, an 89th-minute goal from Michelle Rings gave the Raiders a 2-1 win, keeping their playoff hopes alive for another game.

While the Raiders fell just short of a playoff berth this season, the successes the team has had this year will push the team to a better result in the seasons to come.

Noah Kindig

Sports Reporter

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