FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University women's soccer team scored its second goal of the season in its 7-1 home loss to Concordia University (Neb.) on Wednesday afternoon.
Waldorf (1-7) had been shut out in its three previous matchups, but the Warriors were determined to not go goalless in front of their home crowd.
Amairani Zuniga supplied the lone offense for the Warriors, and Zuniga has now scored both of Waldorf's two goals this season. Zuniga scored in the 50th minute of the match, thanks to a delicious dime assist from midfielder Celeste Sanchez.
Entering Wednesday's match against Concordia, Zuniga had 17 shots recorded on her stats sheet, with eight of those being on goal. The sophomore from Santa Maria, California would have all of Waldorf's shot attempts in its latest loss.
If there's a silver lining for Waldorf in this one, it might come from the shot chart. Although the Concordia University Bulldogs (4-2-1) outshot the Warriors 26-5, Waldorf was a perfect 5-for-5 in terms of shot on goal percentage. Meanwhile, the Warriors had 21 shots on goal to their 26 total shots.
The Warriors played better in the second half. After being outshot 14-1 in the first half, Waldorf was only outshot 12-4 in the second frame.
Hanna DeVries made 13 saves on 20 shots en route to a .650 save percentage in Waldorf's six-goal defeat. DeVries and the Warriors defense just couldn't contain Concordia midfielder Victoria Cera, who completed her impressive day on the pitch with seven points (three goals and an assist).
After giving up no more than four goals per game in its previous five matches, the Warriors have been outscored 14-1 in their last two games. Waldorf will look to shore up its team defensive effort when it hosts Briar Cliff University (3-2) at 3 PM on Saturday.