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Coyote Women’s Soccer Blanks McPherson

KSAL Sports - October 9, 2013 6:17 am

What a great birthday present for Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Soccer coach Blake Reynolds. The Coyotes gave Coach Reynolds a great birthday present as Wesleyan blanked the McPherson College Bulldogs 2-0 on Tuesday night at Salina Stadium.

The Coyotes also tossed a perfect game, holding McPherson without a shot in the match. The win was also Reynolds’ 50th career win. The win also kept Wesleyan’s KCAC unbeaten streak going, extending the streak to 21 matches.

“It was a great birthday present, getting the win and it being my 50th,” Reynolds said.

Mitzi Ibarra scored the first goal for the Coyotes in the 34th minute. Ibarra played a ball deep in the box and tried to shoot it past McPherson keeper Caitlyn Blagrave. Blagrave got the ball, but it squirted away from her and into the goal for the score.

Tempers between the teams boiled over in the 55th minute as a minor scuffle broke out between the teams, and a player for both squads was sent off. Reynolds was unhappy with the incident.

“I was very disappointed in our lack of composure that led to the red card,” he said. “We talked for a long time after the match about the ramifications.

Erika Jaramillo added a goal in the 69th minute for the Coyotes. The Coyotes had chances for additional scores, but several shots from point blank range just missed the goal.

The Coyotes had 17 shots led by Crystal Sanchez with four and five others had two shots each. Emily Tielrooy picked up another shutout in goal.

Wesleyan is back at home on Saturday, hosting Friends University at 3 p.m., at Salina Stadium.

“Ultimately we are 2-0 in conference, right where we need to be,” Reynolds said.