Women’s Soccer Advance to Nationals; Men Fall Short
The Kansas Wesleyan Women’s soccer team fell short in the KCAC Championship game on Saturday, but the team still earned a spot in the NAIA National Championships. The Lady Coyotes advanced to the Championships due to their impressive 5-0 victory over Tabor College last Tuesday. Cynthia Chavez led the Yotes with two goals, and the women dominated the entire game from the very first whistle. The women’s team went to Ottawa to play for the title, but fell 5-1 after a hard fought first half.
Sarah Granato scored first in the 19th minute, but the Braves went on to score 5 unanswered goals. They took the KCAC Women’s Soccer Championship. The women will begin their bid for a National Championship on November 19th in Columbia, Missouri where they will take on Columbia College. The winner of this match will then travel to Orange Beach, Alabama to take on the winner of the Lindsey Wilson and Point Park match.
The Men’s Soccer team fell last Wednesday night to Friends University with a score of 2-1. Jesse Lennon scored the sole goal for the Coyotes. It came off of a beautiful pass right in front of the keeper from Calvin Mitchell. Friends then dominated the rest of the game, adding goals in the 76th and 77th minute. They scored 2 goals, in 51 seconds to knock the Men’s Soccer team out of the KCAC finals, in attempting to earn a spot in the tournament. It was a heart-breaking loss for the men’s team. Friends defeated McPherson in the championship to earn the second bid to Nationals along with Oklahoma Wesleyan.