VIDEO: Washburn soccer 0-3-1 after Thursday’s loss in Omaha

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The Washburn Lady Blues soccer team (0-3-1, 0-2-0) had a rough start to its season, losing its first two games before tying at home last Saturday.

In the Blues’ home-opener last Thursday, Washburn was held scoreless for the second consecutive game, losing 2-0 to Missouri Southern (2-2-1, 2-0-1) thanks to scores by Lindsay Altman and Danai Noftz. On Sept. 11 in Yager Stadium, Washburn earned its first goal of the season against Incarnate Word (2-1-1, 0-0-0 in Lone Star Conference) on a shot by junior midfielder Lauren Henry from inside the penalty box in the 59th minute. Sophomore forward Leah Talley connected by Henry for the assist. Incarnate Word scored less than two minutes later on a shot by Sarah Layendecker, tying the game up at 1-1. After two overtime periods, the end result was a tie.

Senior goalkeeper Ashley Klone had a rough game Thursday as the Blues traveled to Omaha, Neb., to take on the Lady Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha (2-3, 2-1). Klone had 11 saves on the day but gave up four goals as the Blues yet again failed to score. The Lady Mavericks outshot the Blues 15-3.

The Blues will look to earn their first victory tonight at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph, Mo., as they take on Missouri Western (0-3-2, 0-1-2). The Blues then travel Sept. 23 to Maryville, Mo., to battle Northwest Missouri State (0-3-2, 0-2-1) before returning home for the Turnpike Tussle at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 with Emporia State (0-3-1, 0-2-0). The Hornets are tied with Washburn for last place in the MIAA.