A month into the season, women's soccer has yet to close the deal. Hard work is supposed to be rewarded.
The UNO women's soccer team capped off a perfect week with a dramatic 1-0 overtime victory in Saturday's senior day matchup with Washburn University. With another 1-0 victory earlier in the week at Western Illinois, the Mavs improved their record to 5-6-1 and have a chance to get to .500 with one game left in the season.
Less than 48 hours after picking up the first win of the year, UNO women's soccer was shutout by conference favorite Oakland 1-0 and dropped to 1-11, 1-1 in conference. The Golden Grizzlies' Abigail Haelewyn had the lone score of the afternoon, scoring from 14 yards out on the right side of the Mav penalty area.
The average Summit League women's soccer roster is made up of just over 27 players. UNO will have nowhere close to that luxury in 2012.
In their second home appearance of the year, the UNO men's soccer team will face Mercer University in a 7 p.m. match-up at the new Werner Park this Friday night. After the match with the Bears, the Mavs will only have one more home date on the year.
The women's soccer team became the first UNO sport to compete in a Division I contest, falling 2-0 at Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday night. Hekla Palmadottir scored both goals for the Phoenix who outshot the Mavs 23-8 overall and 7-5 in shots on goal.
The Mavs traveled to Washington last weekend earning a 1-1 draw at St. Martin's on Thursday and falling 5-0 to Seattle Pacific on Saturday. With just one goal on the weekend, UNO is still trying to find a consistent scoring threat on the roster.