Evangel’s Three Second-Half Goals Sink WPU

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s soccer team opened its Heart of America Athletic Conference slate in a tough way, being shut out by Evangel 3-0 Saturday.

William Penn (3-2, 0-1 Heart) battled evenly with the Crusaders through the opening half, including being outhit just 4-3.

Unfortunately, Evangel (5-1-1, 1-0 Heart) came out of the locker room on fire, tallying all three of its goals over the span of less than 11 minutes with the first coming in the 51st minute. The visitors also scored at the 57:17 and 61:15 marks.

Raunice Butler (Jr., Nassau, Bahamas, Physical Education) produced the host’s best chances with four of WPU’s nine shots; EU ended up with 20 shot attempts. Riley Ludwig (Jr., Big Bear City, Calif., Psychology) came up with seven saves in the loss.

“This was not a great performance by our ladies,” Head Coach Jaymee Highcock said. “I think we may have underestimated them. We played a solid first half, but our shape became a little disjointed in the second half. We have had a positive start to the season and can learn from every game we play. We look forward to giving Grand View a good game in a few days.”

Next Up: William Penn travels to Des Moines next Tuesday to face Grand View in Heart action at 5 p.m.

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