UW-Platteville suffers first set back of 2016

UW-Platteville suffers first set back of 2016

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -  The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's soccer team lost to the Ripon College Red Hawks 2-0 Wednesday at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.  Both teams entered the game with 2-0 records on the season.  

Ripon forward Kaylee Tadych started the scoring with 4:30 left in the first half, giving Ripon a 1-0 lead, as she was able to weave her way through the Pioneer defense and create a one-on-one opportunity with Pioneers Goalie Mariah Kennedy. The Red Hawks were able to keep Platteville of the board for the rest of the half, and took a 1-0 lead into the half.

After a back and forth start to the second half, Ripon added another goal on a Paige Birschbach penalty kick with 11:58 left in the game. Ripon was able to hold off the Pioneers' offense and held on to it lead and win the game 2-0.

With the loss UW-Platteville moves to 2-1 on the season. The team takes its first road trip in its next game against Simpson College on Saturday Sept. 10. Simpson will enter the game at  0-2-2 following ties against Grinnell College and Concordia and losses to Judson and St. Mary's.  The Pioneers will next play at home on Sept. 14 against Rockford College.  

By Jensen Melville, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194, pr@uwplatt.edu