Washburn soccer closes out season with two defeats

TOPEKA, KAN. — The Washburn Ichabod soccer team lost its home finale of the 2014 season 4-1 to Emporia State.

The Hornets took a 2-0 lead into the break after scoring two goals over a 3:03 stretch of the opening half on goals by Grace Linton and Mallory Walden as each team attempted five shots in the frame. The Hornets (6-6- 5, 3-5-5 MIAA) pushed the lead to 3-0 after a goal in the 54th minute by Amelie Heun off an assist from Kelsey Wakefield.

The Ichabods (0-16-1, 0-12-1) scored off a header by Cadence Bourneoff a corner kick assist from Michelle Keleher in the 65th minute. Washburn would get no closer as the Hornets added another goal with under 10 minutes to play on a goal by Wakefield off an assist from Elizabeth High.

Washburn outshot the Hornets 12 to 9 in the match. Tori Fuglister had three saves in net for the Ichabods. Bourne led the team with three shots and two shots on goal while Jenna Cunninghman had two shots in the match. There were 24 combined fouls in the match with ESU collecting 13 overall.

The Washburn Ichabod soccer season came to an end with a 3-1 loss at Fort Hays State on Sunday afternoon in Hays. The match marked the final game for seniors Jenna Cunningham, Tori Fuglister and Valerie Harms – four-year members of the Ichabod program.

The match was tied until the 19th minute when the Tigers’ Kylee Loneker scored her second goal of the season putting Fort Hays State on the board. The Tigers added another goal in the 28th minute on Hailey Davey’s fifth goal of the season.

Washburn, who finished the season 0-17-1 overall and 0-13-1 in conference play, scored before the half in the 40th minute on an unassisted goal by Hadyn Hutchinson, her first of the season when she took advantage of a Tiger miscue and scored into the lower right hand box of the net trimming the FHSU lead to 2-1 going into the break.

The Tigers (12-4-2, 10-2-2 MIAA) added their final goal in the 51st minute on Kelsey Steffens’ seventh goal of the season.

The Ichabods outshot 25 to 8 in the match including an 18 to 1 advantage by the Tigers in the second half.

Emily Stauffer and Hutchinson each had two shots overall for Washburn. The Ichabods’ all-time saves leader, Fuglister, finished her career with seven saves against the Tigers recording 333 saves.