Soccer drops first loss at home against Newman University

Trevor Beurman

Since going 2-0-1 to start the season, the Washburn women’s soccer team succumbed to their first loss Sept. 10 at Yager Stadium against the Newman University Jets.

The Jets came out striking in the first half, putting three in the back of the net before reaching first half.

Those three goals came from the Jets’ Rosa Urista-Chico, Grace Linton and Colleen Howland.

Ultimately, the Jets had 11 shots on goal compared to the Ichabods’ four, three saves to our seven, three corners to our four and 16 shots to our seven per

The four Washburn players who shot goals during this game were Haley Schroeder, Paige Ledesma, Tera Lynch and Paige Swanson. The Ichabods started out slow on the offensive end, scoring their first goal 42 minutes into the game from Haley Schroeder with an assist from Paige Ledesma.

After scoring once in the first half and none in the second, the Ichabods ultimately lost to Newman University after another score by the Jets. The final score was 4-1 in the Jets’ favor.

“Progress is being made every single session, if we continue to progress every session, come November we are going to be in a really good place,” said Davy Phillips, head women’s soccer coach. “We have to be really disciplined and organized defensively if we are going to set numbers forward and leave ourselves a little vulnerable in the back.”

The Ichabods hope to improve upon their first loss of the season this Friday against the Emporia State University Hornets 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Yager Stadium.