BY JERIAH DUNK
The Northwestern women’s soccer team won two consecutive games this week. They defeated Jamestown University 4-0 on Saturday and clenched a 2-0 win at Mount Mercy on Tuesday.
The victories bring their preseason record to 3-2-1.
In Saturday’s match against Jamestown, senior midfielder Alyssa Duren scored the first goal of the game, which put the Raiders on track for their second home- field win.
Freshman forward Jahdai Dunk scored three goals in the second half and secured the Raiders’ second win of the season. Dunk is the current leader in goals scored for the squad. Dunk’s three goals were off of combination plays with sophomore forward Tyler Farr.
“With our dynamic up top, we’re starting to figure things out,” Farr said. “(Coach Karnish) believes in us. He has high hopes for us with our team goals and what we want to accomplish this year.”
Saturday’s win catapulted the Raiders into their next game at Mount Mercy College where they shutout their opponents yet again.
NW earned a 2-0 victory against Mount Mercy on Tuesday. In the first half, sophomore midfielder Jenny Niemeyer scored with a rip from approximately 25 yards out.
Eight minutes later, junior Priyanka Fernando scored the second goal assisted by sophomore Michaela Gibson. Senior goalkeeper Ariel Watts made five saves to earn her third shutout of the season.
“We’re combining well and meshing well as a team,” senior defender Layce Johnson said.
The Raiders take on Viterbo College and Cardinal Stritch University in the Viterbo Classic in LaCrosse, Wisc., this weekend.