Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The Viterbo University women's soccer team defeated Mount Mercy University 3-1 in Midwest Collegiate Conference play on Saturday. Lauren Neet (Jr. – Plover, Wis.) led the V-Hawks to their third conference win with two goals and an assist in the match.
Viterbo grabbed a stranglehold on the match with three consecutive first half goals. Neet scored her fourth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 13th minute. She would then score her second goal of the game on an assist by Steph Wisen (So. - Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) in the 16th minute. In the 40th minute, Hannah Fry (Fr. – Madison, Wis.) scored her first goal this season on an assist by Neet (4). Carley Esser (So. – Oconomowoc, Wis.) let the only shot on goal from the Mustangs past her in the 44th minute when Ameliea Parris scored unassisted. The Mustangs keeper, Jerica Christensen, didn't register a save either by allowing three goals on three shots on goal.
Neither team accumulated a lot of scoring chances, but both teams took advantage of the opportunities that came their way. Viterbo held a slight advantage with seven shots compared to the Mustangs five, but Mount Mercy had five corner kicks to the V-Hawks one.
The win moved the V-Hawks to 3-3-1 in the MCC and 6-8-2 overall, good for a fourth place tie in the MCC. The loss dropped the Mustangs to 3-10-1 on the season with a 1-4-1 MCC record. The Viterbo women's soccer team will next be in action this Saturday when they host Iowa Wesleyan College and recognize the team's seniors and all of the players' parents.