The Northwestern women’s soccer team won their first GPAC game over Concordia University, 1-0, last Saturday, Sept. 18.
Freshman Alyssa Duren connected with senior Stephanie Wilcox in the 22nd minute and Wilcox put the ball in the net for the only goal of the day.
Freshman Ariel Watts made seven saves and had her first shut-out as goalkeeper. Senior Annaliese Forgey and freshman Alli Dunkelberger each had three shots to lead the team. Duren, Forgey and Dunkelberger each had two shots on goal.
Both teams had 14 shots in the game, but NW had a 2-1 advantage on corner kicks.
NW improved to a 2-1 record in the GPAC on Tuesday night, beating Morningside 2-0. The Raiders’ overall record is 4-5.
Dunkelberger scored the first goal of the game in the 11th minute on a pass from senior Katy Phillips. In the 58th minute, freshman Hannah Jensen found the back of the net with an assist by freshman Kate Fonte.
The Raiders out-shot Morningside 14-9. Watts had four saves and recorded a second straight shut-out. Dunkelberger led the team with seven shots, four on goal.
NW is on a hot streak, winning four of their last six games. The Raiders will host Mount Marty in their next contest on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.