The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team went 2-1 this last week after conceding to St. Olaf College on Saturday and defeating Milwaukee School of Engineering on Sunday. The Titans beat Lawrence University by a score of 5-0 on Wednesday night.
Five different players scored for the Titans as UWO defeated Lawrence University convincingly by a score of 5-0.
Sophomore forward Mallory Knight started it off for the Titans after she scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute of the game.
The match started off close as the score was remained 1-0 at halftime; however, the Titans outscored the Vikings 4-0 in the second half.
Sophomore forward Delaney Karl added a goal for the Titans in the second half. UWO also received contributions from senior midfielder Alexis Brewer, freshman forward Alexia Poulos and freshman forward Hope Schaefer-Kemps.
UWO sophomore goalkeeper Erin Toomey received zero shots on goal from the Vikings.
The Titans defeated MSOE in an extra time thriller by a score of 2-1 after Knight scored 55 seconds into overtime to give the UWO women’s soccer team a 2-1 comeback victory.
The Titans tied the score after sophomore forward Hannah Zacher tied the score at 1-1 in the 75th minute.
The Titans were aggressive on offense all game as UWO shot the ball 17 times with 7 of them being on goal.
Junior midfielder Maddie Morris said she challenged her fellow teammates by reminding the team of their desire to win.
“In our huddle I encouraged the girls to think about how bad they wanted it,” Morris said. “If we were gonna be the team that wanted the result more than MSOE wanted it, per the result and how quick we scored, we truly did want it bad.”
On Saturday, the Titans fell to the Oles by a score of 1-0 after UWO gave up a goal in the 72nd minute of play. St Olaf’s Mackenzie Schoustra finished the goal for the Oles (1-1-1) when she kicked an 18-yard shot.
The Titans were able to compile 11 shots on in the match with two of them being on goal. The Oles had 12 shots total and seven on goal.
Toomey blocked six shots from the Oles in Saturday’s match.
Morris said it’s important to always keep working on ways to improve for this team.
“There is always something to learn from a game, whether it is defending or certain runs and good teams are the ones that realize the previous mistakes and try to improve them,” Morris said. “As a team we need to be more organized from the first whistle.”
Karl said the team could work more on passing between each line of defense.
“During practices we focused on our defense connecting with our midfield, then our midfield to connect with our forwards,” Karl said. “This is exactly how we were able to win in overtime. The ball came out of our defense to connect with our midfielders where we were able to pass a through ball to our forward.”
Head coach Erin Coppernoll said the past weekend was a good challenge for the team and hopes the team can learn from mistakes.
“This past weekend was a good test,” Coppernoll said. “We played a really good team in St. Olaf, we didn’t play great and didn’t get the result that we wanted, but we learned from it. We played a really good team in MSOE and we were able to do a little more offensively in that match.”