The Coyotes fell to 1-1-1 on the year with the defeat while the Lady Blues improved to 3-0-0.
Washburn controlled the first half by scoring all three of its goals in the first 45 minutes of play. Their first goal came at the 11:16 mark on a penalty kick, and the second game just 2:32 later to extend its lead to 2-0. The Lady Blues posted their third and final goal of the game at 32:28 off of a corner kick.
Senior defender Taryn Ketter got USD on the board when she connected on a penalty kick with 25:27 left in the game. The goal was Ketter's first of the season, and was also the fourth penalty kick she has scored on in the last two seasons combined. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, Ketter's tally was the final goal of the game for either club as Washburn held on the rest of the way for the win.
Senior goalkeeper Candice Martinez the reigning North Central Conference Defensive Player of the Week, started and played the entire first half, allowing three goals while making four saves. Freshman Elizabeth Odorisio relieved Martinez at the half and made two saves while surrendering no goals in her first collegiate action.
The final shots attempted totals were fairly even with Washburn holding a slight 18-16 advantage. However, the Lady Blues out-shot USD 11-5 in the first half when they took their lead, with the Coyotes owning an 11-7 advantage in the second. South Dakota did double-up WU in corner kick opportunities by an 8-4 margin.