Soccer snaps losing streak


Steve Frommell

UWO sophomore midfielder Addie Schmitz blows past an Eagles opponent in the 5-0 loss.

Evan Moris, Assistant Sports Editor

The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team went 1-1 last week after being shut out by UW-La Crosse and defeating UW-Whitewater on Wednesday by a score of 2-0.

The Titans snapped their five-game losing streak on Wednesday after scoring the only two goals of the match in the second half against UW-Whitewater, giving UWO a 2-0 victory.

UWO defender Tory Schumann and forward Kylee Brown both found the back of the net for the Titans. Both goals were unassisted.

Schumann, who scored her first goal of the season, scored the first point of the match in the 80th minute. Brown finished the Warhawks off with a goal in the 89th minute of the match.

The Titans opened their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a 5-0 loss to UW-La Crosse on Sunday, Sept. 29.

UW-La Crosse, the defending WIAC champions, gained an early lead with the first goal scored just three minutes into the game by Eagles’ forward Cassie Handrick. Margaret Harings then scored for the Eagles at minute 14 of the game.

The Eagles’ Natalie Herzog added to the Eagles’ score in the game’s 64th minute (63:14) and Maya Schmitt in the 65th (64:29). The Eagles closed their scoring on a goal by Hannah Beech with five minutes remaining.

UWO attempted seven shots, three of which were defended by the Eagles’ goalkeeper, Lily Brock. UWO goalkeeper Erin Toomey stopped six of UW-La Crosse’s shots. Sophomore Mallory Knight took four of the Titans’ seven shots.

UWO midfielder Maddie Morris said with conference play beginning, the team can’t worry about where they stand.

“While [conference standing] is important for WIAC play, we have a lot of games left,” Morris said. “There is no reason to fret our results now and worry about the end of October.”

Morris said the Titans need to forget about the past and focus on winning conference games one at a time.

“While it would be nice to be higher up in the standings, it’s only been one game in WIAC, so there is room to climb,” Morris said.

UWO soccer continues WIAC play when they host UW-Stout on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in J. J. Keller field at Titan Stadium.