Colorado Christian proved to be too much for the Wildcats Monday afternoon, winning by a 3-1 margin in the second game of the season. The Wildcats move to 0-2 in the early campaign, while the hosts move to 1-0-1 on the year.
The Cougars entered the scoresheet in the 18th minute, after a Stephanie Muchow rebound from a Cougar corner kick. Colorado Christian doubled their lead in the 39th, scoring directly from a corner kick for Renee De La Torre’s first of the season.
Wayne State halved the deficit only minutes later off a corner kick of their own. Senior defender Alexis Strothers headed the cross from Sophia Ketchmark into the upper left corner to get the Wildcats back into the game trailing 2-1 going into the break.
The Cougars responded early in the second half, scoring only a minute and 20 seconds into the half. Muchow added to her early goal with an assist, as she sent Sophie Kern through on goal, who made no mistake putting it into the back of the net and sealing the victory at 3-1.
Colorado Christian out-shot the Wildcats 13-5 and 7-3 shots on goal on the day, as freshman goalkeeper Aylssa Bagley collected four saves on the afternoon. The Cougars tripled their advantage in corner kicks 9-3, scoring from two of those opportunities.
Strothers goal came on her only attempt, while Ketchmark, Madison Burgard, Natalie Rech and Brooke Buzzell were all credited with a shot.
Wayne State is back in action on Sunday when they host Augustana in NSIC and home-opening action. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.