ST. CLOUD, MN -- The University of Sioux Falls women's soccer squad had its chances against St. Cloud State on Saturday afternoon at Husky Field, but the Cougars couldn't find the back of the net, falling to the Huskies, 2-0. With the loss, USF falls to 0-7 while St. Cloud State improves its record to 3-3-1.

The visiting Cougars pressed early, as junior Taylor Olson fired a shot that sailed above the crossbar but it was SCSU that opened the scoring early in the eighth minute when Kara Dahmen scored from the far side of the net on a double assist by Gabby Fleck and Laura Moline.

USF had a chance for an equalizer 30 minutes later as Mikenna Greathouse lined up a powerful shot outside the box but the ball was saved by SCSU keeper Kenzie Hanzlik.

The score remained 1-0 into the intermission before the Cougars had another opportunity to even the game early in the second half. Just over five minutes into the period, Greathouse blasted a shot that went wide right of the goal. Less than 40 seconds later, freshman striker Danielle Biernacki took aim but Hanzlik corralled the save.

SCSU added an insurance goal in the 69th minute on a set piece, when Michelle Cornell redirected a corner kick into the back of the net.

The Cougars continued to fight until the final buzzer, as both Tionne Webb and Greathouse made great individual efforts but the Husky defense held firm in the final seconds to preserve the shut-out.

Greathouse tallied three of the Cougars' six shots (one on frame). Corrin Cook made six saves in net for the Cougars while Hanzlik finished with two for the Huskies. Both teams committed 10 fouls.

The Cougars will next be in action on Sunday, as they travel to Duluth to take on the Bulldogs at 1:00 p.m.

Courtesy:  University of Sioux Falls