The Northwestern women’s soccer team doubled its wins from 2009 after defeating Doane 2-1 in double overtime Saturday, Oct. 2. The Raiders are now 6-5 (4-1).
After allowing an early goal to the visitors in the 18th minute, NW found one of their own in the 59th when freshman Jessica VanderBaan scored her first collegiate goal. After regulation and the first overtime, senior Sarah Seeger found the golden goal off a free kick with 1:02 left in the period. Freshman Ariel Watts recorded 12 saves on the day.
Tuesday night was a more disappointing result for the women as they lost to Dakota Wesleyan 2-0 on the grass field. Senior Katy Phillips was the only Raider to put a shot on goal, and GPAC defensive player-of-the-week Watts had seven saves.
The Lady Raiders travel to Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, Oct. 9.