WAYNE, Neb. -- The Wayne State women's soccer team notched its first win of the season on Friday, beating Minnesota Crookston 3-0 in NSIC action.

The home win bumped the Wildcats to 1-5-2 on the season, while Minnesota Crookston falls to 1-7-0.

The first Wildcat goal came in the eighth minute, when midfielder Annika Syvrud broke away from the defenders for her first goal on the season. The Wildcats would lead after the first half 1-0. 

Syvrud would see her second goal of the game come in the 52nd minute, when she would be assisted by forward Reagan Allen.

Leah Bennett would also get her first goal on  the season, scoring in the 81st minute after Skylar Stueckrath’s shot went off the right post back into Bennett where she would shoot and score to give the Wildcats the 3-0 lead with nine minutes to play.

Kaelyn Reeves would lead the Wildcats with three shots in the game. She was followed by Paige Pemberton, Alyssa Ferin, Stueckrath, and Syvrud. Syvrud would also have the most shots on goal with two in the game. Hayden Wallace would have all four saves for the Wildcats in the win.

The Wildcats would out shoot the Golden Eagles 17-7 in the game while both teams finished with four saves in the match. Wayne State would also have seven shots on goal in the match compared to Minnesota Crookston’s four. The Wildcats also took more corners in the match with five compared to the Golden Eagles' one. 

The Wildcats will be at home again Sunday afternoon hosting Bemidji State at 1 p.m. at the Wayne State soccer pitch.