Cal Lutheran deals Chapman fifth straight defeat

Kira Doting (Photo by Larry Newman)
Kira Doting (Photo by Larry Newman)

ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University women's soccer team dropped another tough one at home in a 2-0 'Pink Out' match against Cal Lutheran at Wilson Field on Saturday. The Panthers have fallen into a five-game slump and are now 4-8 overall and 1-7 in SCIAC.

Regals leading goal scorer senior F Raquel Weckhurst found the back of the net for the game-winning goal from 10-yards out at the 26 minute-mark in the second half to give Cal Lutheran the 1-0 lead.

Cal Lutheran than tagged on another goal in the second half when Weckhurst broke away down the right wing with the ball at the 12:53 minute mark and crossed to sophomore F Kali Youndahl who struck net and extended the Regals lead to 2-0.  

The Panthers had a chance to score in the first half when Emmy Hoskins struck post from 25-yards out on a free kick at the 25:36 minute mark, but came up short.

The Regals and Panther offense went head-to-head in the first half with the Regals tallying six shots while Chapman recorded five.

Junior GK Kristin Kleinow fell to 3-7 at the net with Saturday's loss but tallied three big saves for the Panthers, including two diving saves in the first half.

Chapman will play its next two matches at home, beginning with a non-conference match against UC Santa Cruz on Monday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. The Panthers will then return to SCIAC play on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for a match against Occidental with kickoff set at 4 p.m. on Wilson Field.

by Raquel Rinauro
Sports Information Assistant

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