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DWU women’s soccer team splits pair at home

The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer team earned a win over Grace University 5-0 Saturday, before falling to William Penn University 3-0 Sunday.

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Both games were at the Mitchell Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. This was the last weekend of nonleague play for the Tigers.

The Tigers (2-4-1) controlled the pace of play against Grace despite the blustery conditions.

“We did what we needed to do,” DWU coach Dale Roden said. “We’ve been working on our transition play and seemed to execute pretty well overall.”

Autumn Vigil started the scoring for the Tigers, netting a goal in the 22nd minute on an assist from Thara Ali Said, who added two goals for DWU. Linsey Peterson and Maranda Ehrenfried also scored for the Tigers.

Grace was not able to get a shot on net against the DWU defense.

Against William Penn, the Tigers struggled to get the offense moving, as they were outshot 24-5.

Goalkeeper Erika Carpenter made 10 saves, while allowing three goals for the Tigers.

The Tigers will travel for the first Great Plains Athletic Conference game of the season against Nebraska Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Friday in Lincoln, Neb.

DWU men see first loss

Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer lost for the first time this season Sunday, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to William Penn University at the Mitchell Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex.

The Tigers (4-1-1) tied the game in the 71st minute on a goal from Mike Haight, assisted by Eric Moller.

The momentum was short lived however, as William Penn’s Cem Olgar netted the overtime winner in the 91st minute.

The Tigers outshot William Penn 13-7.

DWU opens its Great Plains Athletic Conference schedule on the road at Nebraska Wesleyan at 8 p.m. Friday.