RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer team dropped a pair of nonconference games over the weekend at a tournament hosted by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.
Saturday afternoon, the Tigers (0-3) played the University of Great Falls and lost 2-0. UGF scored 20 minutes into the first half and added a second goal with just over seven minutes left to play. Great Falls had 24 shots to DWU’s 14, including a 9-5 edge in shots on goal. Kari Durham made seven saves for the Tigers.
Sunday, Dakota Wesleyan took on Rocky Mountain College – which is receiving votes in the NAIA – and lost 6-1. Kirsty Montignani scored twice for RMC – once at the 30-minute mark and again at the 54-minute mark – to put Rocky Mountain up 2-0, and Lauren Brophy added a third goal for RMC less than 10 minutes later.
DWU sophomore Megan Johnson scored on a penalty kick to get the Tigers within two, 3-1, at 65:21, but Montignani scored her third goal of the game 26 seconds later to make it 4-1. Rocky Mountain added two more goals in the final 17 minutes of the game.
Rocky Mountain had 32 shots to DWU’s 11. Durham made 10 saves for Dakota Wesleyan.
The Tigers are back in action Saturday, Sept. 22, when they host Hastings College in their home and Great Plains Athletic Conference opener. Game time is 1 p.m. at the Pepsi Cola Complex in Mitchell.