INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Kaitlyn Bravek's header early in the second half made it a one-score game, but a pair of late goals allowed Culver-Stockton to beat the Simpson women's soccer team 4-1 on a chilly Wednesday evening at Buxton Stadium.
The Storm are now 4-10 on the season with two crucial conference games remaining. The Wildcats are now 7-6-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Culver-Stockton got on the board in the 24th minute when Francesca Frasca converted a penalty kick. She was award the try after a Simpson foul in the box, and the score remained 1-0 until halftime.
Montse Caparros gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead when she found the back of the net from 6 yards out in the 49th minute. Emma McKinstry got the scoring started on a cross into the box.
The Storm made it interesting when Bravek headed in a perfect serve from Madisen Strecker in the 59th minute. Strecker took a free kick from 40 yards out, finding Bravek on the far post to pull Simpson within 2-1.
Simpson's back line kept Culver-Stockton out of the net until the 83rd minute, when Frasca collected her second goal of the game. The Wildcats tacked on a fourth goal in the 88th minute with the Storm pushing numbers forward.
- Goalkeeper Zoe Seiler made 10 saves between the posts in her first start of the season. Hampered by injuries throughout the season, Seiler recorded the sixth, 10-save game of her career.
- Madisen Strecker recorded her first career assist on Simpson's goal in the 59th minute.
Simpson goes to Wartburg on Saturday, Oct. 20. Start time is set for 5 p.m.
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TALK
With two games to play in the regular season, the Storm are tied with Coe for the sixth and final spot in the American Rivers Conference Tournament. A result against league-leading Wartburg would go a long way toward clinching a bid, and the regular season finale against Coe on Tuesday could essentially be a one-game playoff for the sixth spot.