Iowa Wesleyan Too Much for Stephens SoccerTiger forward Savanna Blair stopped short of 10 goals in IWC's 15-0 win over the Stars
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following a stretch of two matches with offensive goals, the Stephens College soccer team (0-6-0) failed to find the back of the net on Monday (Sept. 16) in a 15-0 loss at home to Iowa Wesleyan College (1-1-0). The Stars finished the match with three scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert the shots on goal.
Two of Stephens’ shots on goal came in the first half, the first by captain Dani Wilson in the 15th minute, and the second by Rose Baka in the 26th minute. Less than a minute after Baka’s missed attempt, Stars’ newcomer Kara Henry took a breakaway down the left side of the field and booted a shot wide left.
It didn’t take long to pinpoint the visiting Tigers’ superstar, #23 Savanna Blair. The junior forward gave Iowa Wesleyan a 3-0 lead in the first 20 minutes of the match with a pair of goals. She continued to find the open lane and added three more goals before the end of the half.
The Tigers outshot the Stars 26-4 in the first half and held an 8-0 advantage heading into the break.
In the second half, the Stars’ offense once again moved the ball upfield into Tiger territory. In the 69th minute, freshman Sammy Dorman had her chance to put Stephens College on the board, but IWC goalkeeper Caitlin O’Neil stepped in front of the shot for her third save of the afternoon.
The Tigers found the back of the net seven times in the second half, including four more from Savanna Blair to increase her day’s total to nine.
Junior captain Kenzie Andrade registered one final shot attempt for Stephens to give the Stars four during Monday’s match.
Before next Wednesday’s (Sept. 25) conference opener at home against Harris-Stowe State, the Stephens soccer team will hit the road for a matchup with Lincoln Christian University on Saturday (Sept. 21) at 2 p.m.