After spending the first six matches on the road, the Nebraska Wesleyan University women's soccer team was excited to play on their home turf, but the University of Sioux Falls ruined their home debut with a 2-0 victory over NWU on Saturday night (Sept. 19) at Abel Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska Wesleyan falls to 4-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the GPAC, while Sioux Falls improves to 4-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in GPAC play.
The match was scoreless at halftime as neither team was able to get on the board in the first 45 minutes. NWU had only one shot on goal, while USF had three in the first half.
Ashley Dement opened the scoring for Sioux Falls in the 55th minute when she found the open net at the 55:13 mark to put the Cougars up 1-0. Just over six minutes later they added another goal as Ashley Oswald scored from as assist from Dement on a free kick.
Nebraska Wesleyan will look to bounce back on Tuesday (Sept. 22) when they travel to Blair, Neb., for a match against Dana College.