Nebraska Wesleyan trailed at halftime, but scored three goals in a span of seven minutes to earn the 3-1 victory over Briar Cliff University on Saturday (Oct. 16) in Great Plains Athletic Conference women's soccer action.
NWU picked up their ninth win of the season and moved to 4-3-1 in GPAC play to climb up to sixth in the league standings. Briar Cliff drops to 2-10 and 1-6 in GPAC.
Leah Stevens scored the first goal of the match for the Prairie Wolves when she tied the match at 1-1 with her goal at the 51:46 mark. Less than five minutes later, Jamie Essink found the back of the net to give NWU a one goal advantage. The scoring run was topped off by Alison Frohn who scored at the 58:24 mark to give the Prairie Wolves the 3-1 lead.
From there, the NWU defense held the Chargers scoreless to preserve the victory. NWU had 18 shots, compared to 13 for BCU. Emily Dierks recorded five saves in goal for NWU.
The Prairie Wolves will next play on Oct. 23 with a match at the University of Sioux Falls.