WKU soccer has 1-1 weekend as season nears end

Austin Lanter

Troy, which had lost five of its last six games, on

Thursday handed WKU its second home loss this season, 1-0.

Despite outshooting Troy 17-6 in the

game, WKU couldn’t convert on its chances and ended its six-match

winning streak.

The Trojans found the back of the

net early, scoring in the eleventh minute and holding that lead for

the rest of the game. 

“We started the game OK, and they

scored, and we panicked and played really tight the rest of the

half,” Head Coach Jason Neidell said. 

WKU switched formations in the first

half, hoping to open up more space in the midfield. Neidell

switched back at halftime, but to no avail.

“It was just one of those nights

where nothing will go in. The goalkeeper made some saves and kept

us off the board,” Neidell said.

Sunday the team traveled to Mobile,

Ala., and rebounded from Thursday’s loss with a 1-0 win over South


Neidell said “The Cage,” South

Alabama’s home field, has always been a difficult place to


In the 80th minute, freshman

midfielder Allie Auscherman scored her first career


 WKU (11-6-1, 6-3-1 Sun Belt

Conference) has just one regular season game left — a home match at

6 p.m. Friday against Middle Tennessee State.