Sophomore midfielder Megan Phillips sailed a 25-yard shot over Upper Iowa goalkeeper Natalie Rudrud with just under 12 minutes remaining to give Wayne State College a 1-0 Northern Sun Conference women’s soccer win over Upper Iowa in cold, windy conditions at the WSC Soccer Pitch Friday afternoon. The Wildcats improved to 4-3-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the NSIC while UIU dropped to 2-5-3 and 2-3-2.

The game was played with cross winds of 30-40 mph that affected how the ball was played all afternoon.

Both teams recorded four shots in a scoreless first half despite Upper Iowa holding a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Wayne State enjoyed a 9-5 shot advantage in the second half and broke through in the scoring column when Megan Phillips picked up a loose ball and booted a shot that sailed over the arms of Upper Iowa goalkeeper Natalie Rudrud for a 1-0 lead at the 78:09 mark.

Upper Iowa got off one last shot with just over one minute remaining and Wildcat senior goalkeeper Rachel Grisham came up with her seventh and final save to preserve the 1-0 shutout win.

The Wildcats finished with a 13-9 advantage in shots while UIU held a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. The Peacocks had a 6-2 edge in corner kicks while WSC was called for nine fouls compared to seven on UIU.

Phillips had four shots, all on goal, and the lone goal of the contest for WSC, her second goal of the season. Rylie Wehner added four shots (one on goal) while Gabi Rosa had the remaining shot on goal.

Grisham posted her fifth shutout of the season recording seven saves in the Wildcat win.

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