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Dakota Wesleyan University junior Megan Johnson, a Rapid City native, goes after the ball during a Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s soccer game against Doane College Saturday at the Mitchell Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)

Tigers offense stifled in 2-0 loss to Doane

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Tigers offense stifled in 2-0 loss to Doane
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

The Dakota Wesleyan women’s soccer team was shut out for the second consecutive game in a 2-0 loss to Doane College Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell.

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The loss was the fourth straight for DWU, which has scored once during the streak.

“It seems to be a plague with us this year where we concede the game in the first half and try to fight back in the second and it really hasn’t worked out for us lately,” DWU coach Dale Roden said. “You’re not going to win any games without putting a point on the board.”

Doane picked up goals from Sara Cushing and Courtney Richards in the first half and held off the DWU attack for the win.

Roden has been pleased with the play of his defense through the last several games.

“We have changed some personnel back there and they have really stepped up,” Roden said.

Erika Carpenter backstopped the DWU defense in goal, making eight saves on 10 shots in the loss.

Thara Ali Said registered three shots on goal, while Maranda Ehrenfried had one shot.

Goalkeeper Kelsey Stark made six saves for Doane in the win.

DWU plays Mount Marty University at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell.

“We need to come out and play less reactive and more proactive against Mount Marty,” Roden said.

DWU men miss chances in 2-0 loss to Doane

Despite outshooting Doane College 17 to 12, the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer team fell 2-0 Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell.

The loss was the second straight for DWU, dropping its overall record to 7-5-2 (2-3-1 GPAC).

DWU put nine shots on net, but Doane goalkeeper Casey Clark stopped all of them for the shutout.

Doane got a goal in the eighth minute from Chris Watson and sealed the game with 10 minutes to play on a tally from Isaac Beber.

Bryce Berletic and Eric Moller each had two shots on net for DWU, while goalkeeper Alex Nelson had five saves in the loss.

DWU tries to get back in the win column against Mount Marty at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell.

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