ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Ranger soccer team suffered a tough 3-2 loss in the season finale as Baker (Kan.) added a goal during the last two minutes of the game to break a 2-2 tie that stood for 19 minutes.
Northwestern held Baker scoreless for the first 40 minutes of the game, but then the Wildcats unleashed for a pair of goals in the closing five minutes before half, taking a 2-0 lead. Going against a stiff wind, the Rangers weren’t able to get a shot off in the first half.
Ashley Guinn nailed two goals in the second half to even the score at 2-2. Her first goal was unassisted during the 64th minute, while her second and team-leading seventh goal came three minutes later off an assist from Sarah Bryant.
Baker’s final goal with two minutes left was the deciding factor and the Wildcats defense warded off a Ranger shot in the closing minutes.
Northwestern landed four of its seven shots on goal with Guinn taking four shots on goal. Vanessa Lopez, Christina Nunez and Dana Gandolfo also had shots on goal.
Ranger goalie Kelsey Archer posted 11 saves, as Baker fired 29 total shots.
The Rangers will play their final game of the season on Monday, Nov. 3 in Edmond when they take on Oklahoma Christian at 6 p.m.
Fri, October 31, 2008
by Ryan Hintergardt