Cats fall to UNO, defeat St. Ambrose Bees



COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

Returning home for the first time since Aug. 22, the women’s soccer team played host to the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Ambrose from Davenport.

Despite a hard-fought match on both ends of the field, the Panthers fell 2-1 to Nebraska-Omaha on Friday, Aug. 30. Scoring started in the 24th minute with a goal from UNI midfielder Maddie Germann. The score remained 1-0 until the 54th minute when Regan Zimmers of Nebraska-Omaha tied the game up.

A defensive battle saw the match go into overtime with the score still tied at 1, until Jaden Thiem of UNO scored the game-winning goal in the 107th minute. Northern Iowa received 13 fouls to Nebraska-Omaha’s six.

The Panther women bounced back on Tuesday, Sep. 3 with a 6-0 victory against the St. Ambrose Bees. A balanced scoring attack saw five different Panthers score, with three in each half. St. Ambrose was only able to get four shots off throughout the game with only one that needed to be saved.

The Purple and Gold will hit the road for games against the University of South Dakota and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, before returning home on Sunday, Sep. 15 against the North Dakota State Bison.