WKU soccer goes 2-0 at Ball State Tournament

Natalie Hayden

The Lady Toppers rolled past their opponents to go undefeated in the Ball State Tournament this weekend in Muncie, Ind.

The first game was a 3-0 win over Xavier on Friday. WKU (3-1) had possession for most of the game and took 25 shots against its opponents.

“I really liked the way we played,” coach Jason Neidell said. “Our girls came out and had two goals for the game.

“One was to win the possession battle and the other was to win 50/50 battle. I thought we did a terrific job possessing the ball.”

The first goal came in the 29th minute when sophomore Allie Auscherman converted a pass from senior Amanda Buechel.

Later in the game, an opponent took Buechel down in the box when she was looking toward the goal, which resulted in a penalty kick. Senior Ali Stakhle converted the kick.

Freshman Lauren Moats scored the third goal in the 83rd minute, putting the ball in the corner of the net.

The second game was a 2-1 win over Northern Kentucky on Sunday.

Buechel scored both goals, the first coming in the fifth minute when Buechel was at the top of the keeper box and put the ball in off a pass from Auscherman.

In the 71st minute, Buechel faced a one-on-one situation with NKU’s keeper, and shot the ball from the left into the right corner of the net.

WKU returns home on Sept. 9 to play Vanderbilt at 1 p.m.