On Saturday of homecoming weekend, the Raider women’s soccer team defeated visitor Doane 2-1. The win marked the end of a four-game losing streak for NW, which improved its record to 4-6-1 on the season.
“It’s relieving to be able to snap this losing streak and be able to look ahead and move forward,” junior forward Tyler Farr said. “I’m very proud of this win, and hopefully it’s something we can build off of.”
Five minutes into the first half, Farr scored a goal off of a penalty kick that put the Raiders up early.
Nearly 15 minutes into the contest, Doane evened the score 1-1.
With less than two minutes remaining, freshman midfielder Alissa Christoffer booted in a goal assisted by Farr that ended up as the deciding factor.
Farr led the Raiders with four shots, all of them on goal. Farr assisted on Christoffer’s goal. Christoffer scored a goal on two shot attempts.
Although NW was outshot 19-12 by Doane, it did not indicate how the final tally would look. Thanks in part to stingy Raider defense that was led by senior goalkeeper Arial Watts. She recorded 12 saves throughout the contest.
The Raiders will return to action this Saturday with a road trip to Lincoln, Neb., in a matchup against Nebraska Wesleyan.
“We are fired up and ready to go for Saturday,” Farr said. “It’s been a great week of practice and we’ve all put in the time and effort.”
The match will begin at 1 p.m.