UWO women’s soccer loses two close games to UW-La Crosse and St. Norbert College

Neal Hogden, Sports Editor

The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team lost a pair of matches against St. Norbert College and UW-La Crosse last week.

UWO was shut out by UWL by a score of 2-0 on Oct. 5. The Titans dropped to 0-1 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with the loss.

Junior Mallory Knight, junior Emily Burg, freshman Grace Herrmann and senior Madison Smith all recorded shots for the Titans.

Oshkosh had a tough time controlling the ball as La Crosse shot 14 times on offense and UWO shot four.

Five of La Crosse’s 14 shots were on goal and senior goalie Madelyn Runyan saved three of those five shots.

UWO let through La Crosse’s two goals in the 33rd minute and 39th minute, which would prove to be the only offense the Eagles needed.

In a more evenly matched game, the Titans led St. Norbert in almost every offensive category but were unable to defeat the Green Knights, losing 2-1.

Sophomore Alexia Poulos scored UWO’s lone goal in the contest, firing a shot past St. Norbert goalkeeper Ava Seifert in the 80th minute of the contest.

Junior goalie Erin Toomey got her first loss in goal of the season for the Titans as she let through two goals in the 30th and 69th minutes.

Oshkosh outshot the Green Knights 12 to 11 and recorded six shots-on-goal to St. Norbert’s four.

UWO took on UW-Whitewater at Titan Stadium on Wednesday. The result of that game can be found at uwoshkoshtitans.com.

The Titans look to bounce back in conference play as they travel to UW-River Falls to take on UW-Stout on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.