Broncos women’s soccer lose regular season finale

Hastings College women’s soccer lose to Briar Cliff, 1-0
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 9:44 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings College women’s soccer team, from start to finish, were in a barnburner with the Briar Cliff Chargers at Lloyd Wilson Field on Wednesday. It was the Briar Cliff Chargers who were victorious in the 1-0 contest.

The chargers took control of the first half, out shooting the Broncos 9-to-2 (5-to-1 on goal). The Chargers were also able to out-perform the Broncos on the corner kick, 4-to-0

In the opening minutes, both teams were able to trade shots, with the Broncos’ shot coming from Katelyn Rush (FR/Sioux Falls, SD). After Rush’s shot, the Chargers heated up, taking the next eight shots by either team.

The sixth shot of the Chargers’ barrage came from Ariana Rodriguez in the 34th minute. A shot that would find the net and give the Chargers a 1-0 advantage.

Dekota Schubert (FR/Castle Rock, CO) had a chance for the equaliser late in the first half, but it was stopped by Charger Goalkeeper, Ruby Campa, and preserved the 1-0 lead into the locker rooms.

The second half saw a shift in momentum, with the Broncos coming out hot. After Sarah Carpenter (SR/Olathe, KS) recorded her fifth save of the fixture in the 47th minute, the Broncos went on a strong offensive blitz, including shots on goal from Schubert, Miley Prine (FR/Bennington, NE), Taren Newman (SO/Council Bluffs, IA), and Carolyn Hopkins (SR/Lincoln, NE), but were unable to connect for the equaliser.

Leading the offense for the Broncos was Prine and Schubert. Prine tallied three shots (one on goal), whereas Schubert got a team-high two shots on goal on both shots taken. Carpenter recorded six saves in the fixture.

The Broncos, who fall to 10-4, 8-4 in GPAC action, will now wait to see who they will play in the spring as part of their non-conference slate. The Broncos have secured the fourth seed in the GPAC Conference Tournament in the spring and will host Jamestown by virtue of head-to-head tiebreaker between Jamestown and Dakota Wesleyan for the fifth seed. Dates and times for the tournament will be announced as that information comes more readily available.

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