Larks drop a close one to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

The Hesston College women’s soccer team hosted the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami, Okla.) Lady Norse on Thursday, dropping a 3-2 decision. Hesston was able to score a few goals early but weren’t able to hold the lead against the Norse offense in the second half.

The Larks got on the board first when freshman Janna Kaufman (Friedens, Pa.) put one into the net at the 13 minute mark, while Larks goalie Megan Leatherman (Hesston, Kan.) held the Norse scoreless in her first half. Early in the second the Norse’s Shelby Tinney evened the score. Then Kaufman struck again at the 11 minute mark giving Hesston a 2-1 lead. From here the Lady Norse scored goals at the 21 and 28 minute marks to take a 3-2 lead that proved to be the difference.

“Scoring first was a huge boost and we were able to keep the pressure up for most of the first half,” said coach Kurt Hostetler. “Despite the loss, I feel that the girls are playing well, the best they have all season. We’re getting opportunities and we were able to net several tonight.”

The Larks host Cowley County on Saturday at 5:30 still looking to pick up their first win of the season.