MIDWEST CITY — Allowing two goals in the first half and one in the second, the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse soccer team sustained a 3-0 loss Sunday, Sept. 10, in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference match against Rose State College on the Lady Raiders pitch.
“The girls played hard,” Lady Norse head coach Lisa Bell said. “We got out shot, but we didn’t get out hustled.”
Rose State (3-3 and 1-1) took control of the match at the 24:30 mark of the opening half on a goal by sophomore forward Stephanie Wainscott. Veteran forward Aspen Blood earned an assist on the play.
Wainscott gave the Lady Raiders a 2-0 cushion with 37:13 showing on the clock with an unassisted goal.
Late in the second half, Rose State solidified the victory on a pass from Wainscott to freshman midfielder Hannah Morrison at the 89:05 juncture.
NEO took four shots on goal out of nine total attempts while Lady Norse goalie Madison Smith recorded six saves.
“We pressured every ball and played aggressive,” Bell said. “It’ll come. We are keeping our heads up and are prepared to work even harder the next match.”
“If we would have played this hard, we would have won all our games,” NEO sophomore midfielder Chloe Shipway said.
NEO opened play in the conference last Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Murray State College in Ardmore.
With time winding down in the first half, NEO sophomore midfielder Zarah Arnaud received a pass from Shipway and scored at the 40:56 mark.
The Lady Aggies (4-2 and 2-0) received goals by Haley Balesteri and Candis Bak in the final 45 minutes to win the match.
The Lady Norse (0-5 and 0-2) continues conference play at 12:30 p.m. Thursday by hosting the Seminole State College Lady Trojans at Red Robertson Field. The Lady Trojans are 1-0 in the OCAC and 3-0 overall.