Women’s Soccer Defeats Navy, 2-0

first_img ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Juniors Rachel Wanninger (Johnston, Iowa) and Hannah Wilder (Wheatfield, Ind.) each scored one goal for the Drake University women’s soccer team to help defeat Navy, 2-0, Friday night at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on the campus of the United States Naval Academy. Story Links Wilder’s goal was scored in the 80th minute (80:16) after a failed clear by the Midshipmen. Wilder headed the ball past Navy goalkeeper Dayton Whetherby for her second career goal and first this season. Next Game: Wanninger’s goal was scored first as it occurred in the 24th minute (24:54) of the first half. Wanninger’s first goal of the season came off a cross from sophomore Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) who passed it from right to left as Wanninger blasted it in the net from 15 yards out. HTML Box Score “We have traveled enough to know that when we are on the road we will face portions of the game where we are on our heels,” Horner said as her team who improved to 3-0-1 on the road. “I’m really proud of how we handled ourselves under pressure and that the players off the bench maintained a high level when they stepped on the field. Right now our team continues to be hungry to improve and every player in our program is pushing us to get better.” PDF Box Score Live Statscenter_img After the game on Sunday against Towson, Drake returns to Des Moines to host Western Illinois Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Preview Full Schedule Roster “Defensively, we were very sound,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “Our center backs Sarah Grace (Nicholson), Ali (Smith) (Lenexa, Kan.) and Carling (Goold) (Oakville, Ontario), were fantastic in the air and our back four did a great job of forcing difficult shots. We were very efficient with our chances tonight.” Navy outshot Drake, 19-5, in the game as the Bulldogs’ only shot in the first half came on Wanninger’s goal. Senior goalie Brooke Dennis (Wauconda, Ill.) was outstanding in between the posts for the Bulldogs. Dennis finished with five saves. at Towson 9/11/2016 – 11 AM Drake improved to 5-0-1 with the victory over Navy who dropped to 2-5-1 with the loss. The Bulldogs are playing two games at the Navy Invitational with a Sunday matinee against Towson at 11 a.m. to close the Bulldogs’ trip to Annapolis, Md.last_img read more