Soccer loses two close decisions in WIAC play

Becca Glisczinski, Sports reporter

The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team lost to UW-River Falls in a close 2-1 match on Saturday, October 26.

Lindsey Jack took an early lead for River Falls as she scored in the seventh minute of the game.

The Titans tied the game in the 11th minute with an unassisted goal from Mallory Knight.

Mariah Troje from River Falls scored the winning goal on a penalty kick in the 37th minute in response to Oshkosh’s foul.

Despite the loss, goalie Madelyn Runyan saved seven of the Falcons’ shots on goal.

Oshkosh’s Mallory Knight had six shots, Maddie Morris had five and Rylie Kaufmann had four.

The Titans also fell short in a 3-1 loss against UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The Titans fell behind in the first 18 minutes of the game as Kati Frierdich and Gracie Wendels scored on Runyan.

Kaufmann scored in the 22nd minute after Delaney Karl launched a corner kick into close range of the goal.

The Pointers’ defense held strong as the Titans were only allowed five shots on goal all game.

Stevens Point added one more goal to the win when Jacqueline Aleman scored an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute.

The Pointers had 11 shots on goal and four corner kicks. The pointers are known for their strong defense and average of 19.43 shots per game, putting up a challenge for Oshkosh.

The Titans will play at home against North Central College on Wednesday, Oct. 30 before they enter the playoff season.