Hastings, Neb. – The 23rd ranked team in the NAIA was all that and more on Sunday as the Lady Broncos of Hastings College downed McPherson 7-0. The ‘Dogs fall to 2-4-1 on the year with two more contests before they begin KCAC play.
“The ladies played hard today but unfortunately Hastings was just too much to handle,” said Coach Talley. “We played a very physical game on Saturday against AIB and it caught up with us today. We had our chances but couldn’t find the back of the net. Now we need to regroup from this loss and start preparing for two more back-to-back games this weekend to close out our non-conference schedule.”
Hastings scored their first goal nine minutes in and then another in the 18th minute; the final goal of the opening period came in the 32nd. Mac took four shots in the first half and another five in the second but were unable to make it past the keeper; four of their attempts were on goal. The Broncos came out and scored three times before the 60-minute mark and added their final goal with 15 minutes left in the match.
Eight MC players took shots on Sunday with Gabriela Navarro being the lone ‘Dog with two shot attempts; Navarro placed one on frame.
Sophomore goalie Caitlyn Blagrave tallied 15 saves in the 90-minute game.
McPherson travels back up to Nebraska for a couple more contests next weekend. The Bulldogs will play the College of Saint Mary on the 20th and Bellevue University on the 21st; both matches are set to start at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics