Pioneers fall to Monmouth 2-1

Pioneers fall to Monmouth 2-1

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville women's soccer team lost 2-1 to the Monmouth Fighting Scots Saturday at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.  The loss brings UW-Platteville's record to 4-2 on the season. 

The game began as a defensive struggle as neither team was able to get an advantage early. The defenses of both teams were able to prevent any scoring opportunities, as Monmouth registered only 4 shots on goal in the first half, and UW-Platteville had only 1. 

The scoring draught for both teams continued into the second half, until Pioneer senior Katelyn Winther was able to get past Monmouth goalie Nicole Neagle for a goal with 13 minutes' left in the game. This gave UW-Platteville a 1-0 lead, but for a short time. The Scots quickly recovered and with 10 minutes, left Andrea Correa was able to tie the game at 1.  Monmouth was able to take the lead with 3:55 left in the game on a goal from Kara-Jade Gordon. UW-Platteville was unable to score again, and the game ended 2-1 for a Monmouth Victory. 

The Pioneers are right back on the home field Sunday Sept. 18, against Dubuque at 2 p.m.

By Jensen Melville, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194,