Brandi Guinn fights for the ball against a Hastings player in the Rangers' opener.
ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger soccer team began the 2008 season with a tough loss at the ARC Ranger Soccer Field on Saturday, August 30. Northwestern was defeated 1-0 as Hastings College (Neb.) converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute of the contest.
In front of a crowd of 181, the Rangers held their own despite being outshot 26-12. Goalkeeper Kelsey Archer came up with six saves while Hastings only landed seven shots on goal. Northwestern, however, landed half of their 12 shots on goal.
Ashley Guinn fired six shots, landing four on goal, to lead Northwestern while Vanessa Lopez shot twice followed by a shot each from Jordan Click and Hannah Layden.
Northwestern (0-1) will travel to Wichita Falls, Tex. on Friday, September 5 to take on NCAA Division II Midwestern State University. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Sat, August 30, 2008
by Ryan Hintergardt