LINCOLN, Neb. – After two one-goal losses last week, the Central College women’s soccer team had a big result Tuesday night at Nebraska Wesleyan University, winning 1-0.
The Dutch (8-4-1, 2-2-0 American Rivers Conference) scored the only goal needed to beat the Prairie Wolves (4-9-0, 1-4-0) in the 10th minute. by Abby Frey (sophomore, Mesa, Arizona, Desert Ridge HS). She took advantage of an assist from Elena Pinto (freshman, forward, Kent, Washington, Federal Way HS) to score her fourth goal of the season.
“Those two combined well,” said coach Mike Kobylinski. “It was a really solid goal to get us on the scoreboard.”
Forcing Nebraska goalkeeper Wesleyan to make 11 saves and shoot 21 shots, the Dutch offense kept the pressure on overnight despite just one goal. Rachel Daniels (junior, midfielder, Geneseo, Ill.) And Jacie Borman (junior, midfielder, Eagan, Minn.) Each recorded six shot attempts, with Daniels’ attempts being saved five times.
“We hit the crossbar a few times,” Kobylinski said. “Maybe we could have had a few more, but whenever you can win on the road that’s what’s important. We just have to score one more than the other team.
Jasmyn Bush (sophomore, La Porte City, Union HS) was credited with the win after making two saves and playing the full 90 minutes.
“It was our eighth shutout of the year,” Kobylinski said. “It’s really great to get a clean sheet on the road. “
Hosting a nationally ranked opponent for the second time in as many weeks, No.16 Wartburg College will travel to Pella for a game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Including tonight, Central have made five of their last six road games.
“It was a difficult time for us,” Kobylinski said. “Tonight was a solid away win and brings us closer to qualifying for the conference tournament.”