Women’s soccer continues home win streak



Amber Nieland (5) dribbles up-field with a Loyola defender right by her side. Nieland saw a great opportunity when she passed the ball to Kelsey Yarrow who scored the fourth goal of the night.


On October 16, Loyola traveled to Waterloo to take on the Panthers. Being undefeated at home, UNI would achieve victory with a final score of 4-1.

It was a well-fought game on both sides of the ball, as Maddie Lesjak and the Panther defense held the Ramblers to just a single goal and connecting four times on offense.

Five minutes into the game, Sarah Brandt got the scoring started for UNI. She scored her sixth goal of the season. Six minutes later, with a 1-0 Panther lead, Claire Netten scored her first goal of the year, increasing the lead to two.

With two minutes left in the first period, Jamie Althiser scored her fourth goal of the year, pushing the lead to 3-0. Heading into the second period, the Panthers had all the momentum.

With twenty minutes remaining in the game, Kelsey Yarrow got an assist from Amber Nieland increasing the lead to four. Pushing for yet another defensive shutout for Lesjak, Loyola’s Emily Lang snuck one by the Panther goalie and finally put some points on the board.

With their win on Sunday, UNI was able to improve their record to 8-5-3.

The Panthers outshot Loyola 20-13. Brynell Yount and Brandt led the team with four shots each, Jenny Wick with three shots, Yarrow, Sydney Hayden and Althiser tied for third with two shots each. Lesjak totaled five saves and allowed one goal.

Looking ahead, the Panthers hope to continue their undefeated streak at home against in-state rival Iowa State on Oct. 23.