Coyote soccer falls to Nebraska-Omaha

Coyote soccer falls to Nebraska-Omaha
The South Dakota women's soccer team (10-4, 3-3 NCC), which is ranked third in the NCAA Division II Central Region Rankings, dropped a 2-1 decision to the fifth-ranked team in Division II and top-ranked team in the region, Nebraska-Omaha (11-1, 7-0 NCC), at Ak-Sar-Ben Field in Omaha, NE, Oct. 16, before 446 in attendance.

Neither team scored in the first period, in which UNO outshot USD, 6-1.

In the second period, the Mavericks scored twice within two minutes and two seconds of each other. Meghan Pile scored her first goal of the season at 53:16 on an assist from Beth McGill, which came off a corner kick from the left side.

At the 55:18 mark, McGill recorded her ninth goal of the season off a pass from Tara Wegehaupt, to put UNO up 2-0.

The Coyotes scored its first goal of the match at 79:27 to cut the Mavericks lead to 2-1. Freshman Sarah Halbach (St. Paul, MN) scored her seventh goal of the season from the right side on a pass from senior Jessica Schnell (Lincoln, NE). However, it was all USD could muster as they fell to the UNO for the second time this season.

For the match, the Coyotes were outshot 15-5 and was whistled for offsides four times.

In goal for the Coyotes, freshman Ann Opsahl (Yankton) made four saves and allowed both goals in 79:26 of play, while sophomore Keyton Wheelock (Traverse City, MI) made one save in the remaining 10:34.

UNO's Amy Price stopped two shots and allowed the lone Coyote goal.

South Dakota returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 22, when they host Minnesota State at the USD Soccer Field starting at 1 p.m.

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