|The Washburn University Ichabods met the Bearcats of Northwest Missouri University Friday, Oct. 4 in Yeager Stadium for a women’s soccer game. The Ichabods lost in the 96 minute, 6 minutes in to overtime with a score of 0-1. With this loss, the Ichabods are now at 5-3-0 for the season.
In the first half, both teams were scoreless, causing a defensive battle between both teams. Freshman goalkeeper Raegan Wells saved both shots that the Bearcats were able to make, and sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Menke recorded two shots on the Bearcats’ goal, but both were blocked.
The second half had the Ichabods and Bearcats both fighting for the goal in a truly impressive stalemate for both sides. Once again, freshman goalkeeper Wells rose to the occasion stopping all three shots towards the goal.
Junior midfielder Tera Lynch and senior forward Olivia Garsso had three shots apiece on the Bearcats’ goal, with one shot that was argued for Olivia Garsso on it being a goal.
Ichabods coach Davy Phillips was sad that the goal had not been called for the Washburn team.
“[We] missed some crucial moments in the game [but] I think we scored a goal,” Phillips said.
In overtime, the Ichabods struck first with a shot on the goal by Garsso, but it was stopped by the Bearcats’ goalkeeper. The Bearcats finally managed to get a shot in at the 6-minute mark in overtime ending the game.
Goalkeeper Wells was overall positive about the loss.
“We definitely need to come out stronger and get the next one,” Wells said.
Phillips was also reflective about what should change for the next game to be a win.
“[We have been] slowly getting away from what we’re trying to do because we’ve gotten results in doing so, but we need to be about us,” Phillips said.
The Ichabods women’s soccer plays again on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. against the Griffins of Missouri Western State University.