The University of South Dakota women’s soccer team traveled to Illinois this weekend to improve on their 1-5-1 record.
The Coyotes blew into the Windy City Friday evening to face Loyala University Chicago.
Sophomore Kylee Willer started the scoring for the Coyotes with an unassisted goal in 37th minute.
However, their lead wouldn’t last long as Loyala’s Jessie Hubly’s strike from 20 yards out put the game in a tie. USD goalkeeper Jen Schaefer came up big as she collected four saves keeping Loyala from finding the net, including a critical save in regulation.
Neither team would score post-regulation as the game ended in a 1-1 tie, the second of the Coyotes season.
The Coyotes then headed east to take on Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies put up three quick goals to start the game, a lead the Coyotes wouldn’t overcome. Erin Bello’s penalty kick in 73rd minute put USD within two, but eight minutes later the Huskies’ Kate Wirthlin knocked in the final goal of the game. Both Abby Lindsay and Schaefer each made three saves for the Coyotes.
The Coyotes (1-6-2) will get their next opportunity to collect road victory No. 1 at Iowa State on Sept. 23.