BRIEF: High temps don’t stop women’s soccer from winning the home opener

Andrea Frerker, a senior midfielder, and Matea Diekema, a freshman midfielder, look towards the ball, hoping for a header. Kansas City Sam Marek, a junior midfielder, and Anna Jenning, a senior midfielder, look as well. Emma Dutko, a sophomore midfielder, watches ready to spring into action, with Kayda Kamolz, a freshman midfielder for Kansas City, stands by as well

Despite high temperatures and a lightning delay, the women’s soccer team brings home a victory.

 

SIUE women’s soccer team played Kansas City on Aug. 29, 2021. Despite an hour and 10-minute rain and lightning delay, the game was an overall success for SIUE. The final score was 2-1. The team now has three wins and two losses this season.

 

The first goal of the game, and for SIUE, was scored by Sidney Christopher, a freshman midfielder. It was her first goal of the season. The goal, which was unassisted, was made shortly after the game resumed after the weather delay. 

 

The second goal for SIUE was scored by Lily Schnieders, a sophomore forward, and assisted by senior midfielder, Angel Ikeda and redshirt sophomore, MacKenzie Litzsinger.  

 

Kansas City’s only goal was scored by Anna Jennings, a sophomore midfielder. It was unassisted and completed in minute 42 of the second half. 

 

SIUE played a strong game with 19 shots, five shots on goal and three saves. The temperature was sitting around 90 degrees for the majority of the game, so the players were allowed one water break per half.

 

Women’s soccer has a game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 against Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. 

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