HASTINGS, Neb. – The Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team fell to the Hastings College Broncos 3-0 on Wednesday night at Lloyd Wilson Field on the Hastings College campus.
The Coyotes battled to the end with the Broncos, despite being down a pair of starting players from Saturday’s season-opening lineup.
Nonetheless, the Coyotes nearly took an early lead when it took a Hastings defender stopping Kayla Deaver (JR/Lee’s Summit, Mo.)’s second minute shot for finding the back of the net.
Hastings got on the board in the 15th minute when the Broncos’ Jacqueline Gilbert scored on a direct kick, following a Wesleyan foul.
Wesleyan was able to keep the one-goal difference into the half.
Hastings scored on another out-of-the-ordinary play for its second goal. Taren Newman was able to bend a corner kick to find the net to put the Broncos up 2-0 in the 57th minute.
Gilbert added a second tally in the match, scoring off a deflection in the 61st minute to make it 3-0.
The shots were fairly even between the teams with Hastings holding a 14-10 advantage. Deaver led the Coyotes with four shots, and Crystal Marquez (JR/Lynwood, Calif.) had three. Daisy Bingham (JR/Huntington Beach, Calif.) had five saves in 77 minutes before splitting time with Allison Blumenthal (FR/Temecula, Calif.) in goal.
The Coyotes were supposed to play Saint Mary this weekend, but the match has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Wesleyan is now idle until September 26 when they take on Avila in Kansas City.