Sat, Oct. 6, 2012 - [Soccer]
WICHITA – Both of Kansas Wesleyan's soccer teams improved to 2-0 in KCAC play with wins over Friends University on Friday night at Adair-Austin Stadium in Wichita. The No. 14 ranked women posted a 4-1 win over the Falcons, while the equally ranked men won 3-2.
The women's match was easily won by the Coyotes despite Friends' attempt at packing Wesleyan's offensive half with defenders to keep the Coyotes out of the net. Wesleyan rattled off 49 shots in the match, 37 of them on frame as Friends' starting keeper Tina Clausen recorded 30 saves tying the NAIA National Record for individual saves in a match set by Carrie Schroeder of Tiffin (Ohio) in 1991.
Megan Bodiford and Yadira Toraya led the Coyotes with seven shots on the night, both putting six on frame. Toraya scored the first goal for the Coyotes off an assist from Erika Jaramillo in the ninth minute.
Friends equaled the score at 1-1 in the 31st minute on a goal by Bella McCorvey and the 1-1 tally would hold through the half.
Wesleyan added three more goals in the second half to pull away. Anna Nisperos scored back-to-back goals in the 66th and 69th minutes, the first coming off an assist from Toraya and Bodiford capped the scoring for the Coyotes with a goal in the 79th minute.
Emily Tielrooy had six saves in goal for the Coyotes as she and Wesleyan both improved to 10-1 overall.
In the men's match, Wesleyan trailed 1-0 at the half, but scored three second half goals, and held off a late charge by Friends to win 3-2. The win improves the men's record to 7-2-2 overall.
The Coyotes outshot Friends 23-12 in the match led by Jose Velasco with four, all on frame.
Daniel Littler gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with a goal that would turn out to be the only one of the first half.
Wesleyan answered back with three in the second half – one by Salvador Rosales in the 63rd minute, one by Javier Cervantes in the 74th and the last by Velasco in the 88th. Chase Billings scored Friends' other goal in the 89th minute.
Both Wesleyan teams are in action at home next week. The men host Tabor at 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday at Salina Stadium, while the women host the Bluejays on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the stadium. Both teams then host Bethany on Saturday morning starting at 11:30 a.m., also at Salina Stadium.