The Northwestern women’s soccer team travelled to Oregon last weekend, where they played three games against schools from the region. They went 1-2 on their trek to the Pacific Northwest, winning their first game and losing the second two.
Senior Alissa Christoffer picked up a brace as she paved the way in the first game against Northwest Christian scoring early in the sixth minute, and again in the 40th. The Raider defense was able to cling on to the 2-0 lead to grab the win.
In the second game of the trip, NW fell 3-2 at the hands of Corban University. Senior Jahdai Dunk opened the scoring in the 13th minute and the Raiders took the lead into halftime. Conceding a goal early, NW was able to retake the lead in the 57th minute as Christoffer pounded home a penalty kick. Corban would capitalize two minutes later to tie the game, and won the game in the 77th minute with a penalty kick of their own.
NW was defeated 4-0 in their final game of the trip against Warner Pacific College. Warner Pacific took a 2-0 lead heading into half, and picked up another two in the second half en route to the victory.
The trip provided a lot of learning experiences for the team on and off the field. Sophomore Katie Inge appreciated the trip and spending time with the team.
“The Oregon trip was an awesome experience for the women’s team to play the game we love in a different part of the country,” said Inge. “We learned a lot about each other and about how we can improve our game.”
The Raiders drop to 2-4 on the season as they head into their final two games before the conference season begins.
The Red Raiders will look to pick up a win as they take the field next when hosting the Jamestown Jimmies tonight (Sept. 16).