Lady Blues suffer two more defeats

The Lady Blues were shut out in a game against the Missouri Southern State University Lions at Yager Stadium on Oct. 11, following a loss against the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats on Oct. 8.

The first goal took place in the 12th minute of the first half when the Lions’ Cortney Sanders made her first score of the season off an assisting corner kick by Corninne Tebbs. This was the only goal during the first half, in which Missouri out shot Washburn six to three.

“These last couple of games, we’ve worked our tails off”, said Valerie Harms, a freshman defender and midfielder. “It will turn around for us eventually- we just have to keep working hard, and it will pay off.”

As the second half began, the Lady Blues were trailing by a goal. While they outshot Missouri Southern seven to two, Washburn was unable to connect, and the Lions still sent the ball into the net again in the 75th minute, a point made by Megan Stueve with an assisting pass by Kelly White. The game ended with a final score of 2-0, making it the third straight loss for the Lady Blues.

“Team wise, I think we did very good at possessing,” said Lindsey Lambert, junior midfielder.  “We can possess a whole game. We are good together and we are on the same page. Finishing is a different story. Tonight was doable. We just need to capitalize more on the opportunities that we have.”

A team goal for the Lady Blues this season has been to make conference, and they still have a few games left to do it. Lambert and Harms have expressed hopefulness in that as long as the team continues to communicate and work hard- as well as take every chance to improve and do well- they have a good chance at meeting that goal and going to the tournament this year.

Washburn also traveled to face off against Truman State last Thursday, losing 3-0 and being outshot 24 to 6 overall. The team’s current season reads in at 1-11-2. They have an MIAA record of 1-4-1.

Their next game will be played against Emporia State on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Yager Stadium. Seniors Lauren Henry and Kelsey Raiman will be honored prior to the match. Following that, they will play again on the 22nd against the University of Nebraska in Omaha.