UNO earns first win of season

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September 3rd, 2013

Omaha, NE – The season home opener Friday against the University of Northern Colorado may not have played out the way the Mavericks wanted, but the University of Nebraska at Omaha women’s soccer team played hard and had a string of bad luck, according to head coach Don Klosterman.

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UNO had more shots and shots on goal than the Bears, but lost 4-0. Klosterman says the Mavs haven’t looked good on the final scoreboard but they have been attacking and defending better each game.

“I think we played, really, really well in a couple of games,” Klosterman said. “Even on Friday I think our effort was really good. The girls played really hard (but) we just didn’t get a win. Obviously in soccer getting that first goal, putting the pressure on the other team, open up other things.”

Head coach Don Klosterman earned career win 202 Sunday over North Dakota. (Photo Courtesy KNVO News)

Head coach Don Klosterman earned career win 202 Sunday over North Dakota. (Photo Courtesy KNVO News)

UNO’s game Sunday against the University of North Dakota was a heated affair. After finishing the first half knotted up at 0-0, UNO took advantage early in the second half.

In the 59th minute, freshman forward Ava Doetsch beat a defender and fired a shot in for a goal. Later in the game, senior forward Melanie McCormick took a penalty kick in place of Monica Bosiljevac. The shot went right past the goalkeeper, giving UNO a 2-0 lead. The game ended 2-0 and UNO earned its first win of the 2013 season.

Klosterman said after the game he was proud his team kept going after North Dakota, as UNO had a staggering 20 shots during the game with North Dakota. He also said going forward they will need to keep up pressure on opposing defenses.

“Today we created chances (and) got some goals off those chances. That was the biggest difference.”

Up next for the Mavs is a game in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Friday against Northern Iowa. The game begins at 7pm. Then Sunday UNO has a home game against Wyoming at 1pm.

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