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Central Christian
Dakota Wesleyan University
Women's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

Mitchell, SD – The Central Christian College women's soccer team snapped their three game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Friday evening.

Dakota Wesleyan outshot the Central ladies 27 to 8, but the Tigers were able to do a better job of making the most of their opportunities. Seven of the eight Tiger shots were on frame and four of them found the back of the net.

Shannon Huesca put the Tigers on the score board in the 9th minute of the game with her first goal of the yea.  Then just before the half, Bailey Sonier put the Tigers up 2-1 with another unassisted goal. Dakota Wesleyan cut the Tiger lead in half 15 minutes into the second half, but the Tigers came back a minute later when Rachel Meier threaded a ball to Isabel Sierra, and Sierra slotted a ball past the DWU goal keeper to put her team back up by two. Thirty seconds later DWU got to within one again, and then tied the game at 3, 13 minutes later. In the 82nd minute, Sierra struck again putting the Tigers up 4-3. Central would have to hold on for another 8 minutes, but Sierra's goal would eventually hold up as the game winner.

Sophomore Goldier Bougher was in net again for the Tigers. She faced 11 shots on goal from Dakota Wesleyan, and turned away 8 of them.

"We continue to improve in areas and today we found our scoring boots," said Central head coach Scott Fogarty. "We didn't have a ton of shots but we returned to our roots where we don't need a lot of shots to bag a couple of goals. All four goals were quality goals as well. Izzy showed great composure and skill to notch both of hers, including a terrific re-direction header. Shannon got things started off with a rocket from a free-kick. And while it is always great when any player scores, it was great to see Bailey Sonier get her first career goal. But you wouldn't know it was her first goal by the way she calmly slotted the ball home."

Fogarty concluded by adding, "We're still struggling to put together a full 90 minutes and keep a clean sheet but today we found a way to win. We're happy to snap the losing streak and we definitely had to work for it."

No rest for the weary, as the Tigers will be back on the pitch tomorrow at 12:00 pm when they face the Mount Marty Lancers in Yankton, SD.