The Knox Women’s Soccer Team looked to continue their momentum after coming off a 2-1 victory against Illinois College, grabbing the team’s first win of the season. It was not meant to be, though, as the women fell twice in their games against Iowa Wesleyan and UW — Platteville.
On Thursday, Knox travelled to Mount Pleasant, Iowa to face Iowa Wesleyan. Knox lost 5-1, being outshot 29 to 8. Iowa Wesleyan came out strong in the first half, outshooting Knox 15-2 in the first half and scoring three goals. Knox couldn’t get a shot off until the thirty minute mark. Iowa Wesleyan opened up the scoring with a goal by Jessica Ryan, her sixth goal of the season, at 18:48. Jillian Sulcer of Iowa Wesleyan followed three minutes later with a goal of her own making it 2-0. With a 3-0 deficit at halftime, Knox looked to rebound.
Knox scored its first goal at 62:34, closing the Iowa Wesleyan lead to 3-1. Junior Rozie Smith scored her first goal of the season and was assisted by Senior Carrie Ramig. However, Iowa Wesleyan answered with two successive goals to put the game out of reach for the Prairie Fire.
Coming off a loss, Knox then looked to rebound against a UW — Platteville team that went into the match 5-3-1. UWP came with flurry of shots, shooting 24 times compared to Knox’s three in the first half.
Platteville scored its first four goals within the first twelve minutes of the game, making it highly discouraging for the Knox team. Knox came up with its first goal at the 29:07 point, with Carrie Ramig nabbing her second goal of the season off of a penalty kick.
Platteville scored once more, ending the game at 5-1, sending Knox to a 1-9 record on the season. Knox was outshot 36-9 in the game.
Next Saturday, the Prairie Fire will face Lawrence University at home on October 11th at 11 a.m.