DAYTON –The Wright State women’s soccer program closed out its regular-season home slate with a 3-1 loss to Oakland on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
The Raiders have fallen to 7-6-3 this season and 4-2-3 in the Horizon League, while Oakland’s record has improved to 7-2-7 overall and 4-1-3 in conference.
Elise Canter led WSU to defeat with their fourth goal of the year, while Olivia Mace and Ashley Vaughn landed one pass each. Lauren Borchert and Olga Massombo contributed to the attack with four combined shots.
Goalkeeper Jessica Seward finished with three saves against two goals allowed in 62 minutes. Kiera Sarka replaced Seward in the second half, allowing a goal in 28 minutes.
Oakland controlled possession in the first half, resulting in advantages in total shots (11-4), shots on goal (2-1) and corner kicks (3-1). ). However, Seward and company kept the Golden Grizzlies off the scoreboard with several blocks and two saves, leading to a scoreless game at halftime.
The Raiders had a great opportunity to score with three shots in 12 seconds in the 51st minute, but OU blocked every attempt to tie the conference game 0-0.
Oakland got the momentum back in their favor with the game’s first goal in the 53rd minute from the foot of Sophie Wilsey. The Golden Grizzlies put the game away with goals in the 60th and 65th minutes, pushing their lead to 3-0.
Wright State cut its deficit to two goals in the 68th minute, as Canter scored for the third time in its last two games thanks to assists from Mace and Vaughn. However, the Raiders were kept off the scoreboard for the remaining 22 minutes of action, sealing a 3-1 defeat.
The Raiders wrap up their regular season in Northern Kentucky on Wednesday, October 26. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Highland Heights, Ky.