Midland sweeps DWU soccer

MITCHELL, S.D. – Midland University picked up a pair of wins over the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s and women’s soccer teams Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Cola Complex in Mitchell.

The Warrior men and women both defeated the Tigers 3-0. The Dakota Wesleyan men are now 3-11-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Tiger women are 2-8-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the conference.

The Warrior men (9-5-2, 7-2) took an early lead seven minutes into the game on a goal by Nate Mishou. Midland added two more goals in the second half thanks to Luke Cooper and Alan Craig. Midland had a 12-6 advantage in shots, including a 9-4 edge in shots on goal. Manny Paravalos made six saves in goal for the Tigers.

Kelsie Schmitz scored all three goals for the Warrior women (5-8-3, 5-2-2). The first was on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute and the second came three minutes into the second half on an assist by Lauren Gray. Midland’s third goal of the game was also on a penalty kick, this time in the 64th minute of the game.

Midland had 23 shots to DWU’s eight, including a 13-3 edge in shots on goal. Kari Durham made four saves for Dakota Wesleyan and Erika Carpenter made six.

Saturday also marked senior day for the Tigers. Durham, Yutzil Rodriguez and Abby Hubbard were honored for the women and Hugo Gonzalez, Drew Joachim, Austin Munyon, Jose Lopez, Aaron Foss and Nick Sterling were recognized for the men.

DWU plays its final home game of the season Wednesday, Oct. 24, when it hosts Northwestern College. The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. at the Pepsi Cola Complex.