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WOMEN'S SOCCER: Cardinals start season at the NWAC Friendlies

08/26/2018

The Cardinals started the 2018 season off with a tie and a loss at the NWAC Friendlies in Tukwila, Wash. The first game was against Clackamas Community College and while NIC dominated the game in possession and shots (15-4) on goal, they could not put a ball in the back of the net. The best chances for the Cardinals when Riley Klauss, a freshman midfielder from Cheney, Wash., hit a 35 yard shot into the crossbar in the first half and returning midfielder, Ellory Ferris, hit the post twice. "We were unlucky to get the win in this game as we kept the ball in the Clackamas end of the field for the majority of the game," said Head Coach Dan Hogan.

In the game the following day North Idaho faced Skagit Valley College (SVC). SVC was fresh because the first game was cancelled due to poor air quality. That may have been difference in the game as the Cardinals were sluggish to start the game and the two NIC center backs got caught by a long pass between them the speedy SVC forward, Bailey Post, got to before the charging NIC goalkeeper, Kaysha Bailey, could get there. When Post pushed the ball past the Cardinals keeper there was only open net for her to pass the ball into. The goal happened 15 minutes into the match and after that it was an even game with the tired NIC players not being able to create many chances on goal against an organized SVC defense.

Hogan commented, "While the results were not what we expected, we did improve in these two games and I think we've learned a lot about ourselves and what we need to do to be more successful."

The Cardinals travel again for their next two games, heading to Tacoma CC on Saturday, September 1st and then on to perennial NWAC power, Peninsula College on Sunday.


More Information
Head Women's Soccer Coach, Dan Hogan
(208) 769-5952 or Dan.Hogan@nic.edu