WNCC women's soccer falls to Western Wyoming

WNCC women's soccer falls to Western Wyoming

                The Western Nebraska Community College women's soccer team continues its struggles in finding the back of the net after falling to Western Wyoming Community College 5-0 on Saturday at the Landers Soccer Complex.

                WNCC's goal-scoring struggles, however, aren't a sign of not getting shots, it is just bad luck as WNCC had a couple scoring chances that either hit the crossbar or just went wide.

                Saturday, on a day where there was a stiff wind blowing out of the west, the goal scoring went the way of the Mustangs. Western Wyoming had 12 shots on goal to just three for WNCC. Both shots came with the Cougars going with the wind.

                Western Wyoming scored first under five minutes into the game when Maylee Thompson took a shot that snuck through the hands of the Cougar goalkeeper. After that, the Cougar defense played great holding Western at bay.

                WNCC also had two great chances to score. First Tanya Bertani missed on a shot in tight. Then, Scottsbluff's Morgan Smith blasted a shot that hit the crossbar and came back into play. Western Wyoming would go up 2-0 late in the first half as Yaidian Cardenas scored with a shot that went in the top corner with 11 seconds to play in the opening half.

                Western Wyoming went up 3-0 less than two minutes in the second half on a goal by Kenzie Lucas off a corner kick. Once again the Cougar defense played strong holding the Mustangs scoreless for nearly 25 minutes and that included a missed penalty kick.

                Western Wyoming went up 4-0 with 15:30 to play on a goal by Katelin Nielsen and then added an insurance goal with 3:30 to play on a Jaclyn Edwards goal.

                Jordyn Rivera finished with nine saves in net for the Cougars.

                WNCC will look to rebound with a conference road trip to Sterling, Colorado, to face Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday. The Cougars will then close out the regular season with a home contest against Gillette College on Saturday.