MSUM Women’s soccer team dropped their home opener to the St. Cloud (Minn.) State University Huskies over the weekend after seemingly out-playing the visitors on many occasions.
Although the Dragons dominated most of the first half possession, it was St. Cloud State who struck first not long into the first half after a tough ball leaked its way past the Dragons back line.
After several aggressive moves and shots on goal rained in from sophomore striker Erin Nyber, including one that was nicked late forcing an offside decision, MSUM finally found the back of the net only two minutes before the stoke of half as senior defender Shenae Morical crushes a shot through the SCSU defense 50 feet from goal.
With the energy from grabbing the late first half goal, the Dragons came out firing on all cylinders early on in the second half, but it was St. Cloud who once again grabbed another early goal, this time from a well – delivered corner kick.
The Dragons still continued to control the tempo of the game with several more chances on goal. And while freshman winger Sienna Rebollozo was displaying an erray of dribbling moves slashing her way through St. Cloud defenders, the Dragons never managed to find an opening to snatch an equalizing goal loosing 2-1 and now dropping to 0-2 in season play.
The Dragons continue Northern Sun Conference play this weekend as they head to Northern State (S.D.).
BY LEWIS GRANT