MOBILE, Ala. (Box Score) -- No. 17-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University women's soccer bounced back with a 3-1 win today over Northwood (Texas) University in Mobile, Alabama.
The win comes on the heels of a tough 3-1 loss 18 hours earlier to No. 15-ranked University of Mobile (Ala.). The victory ups the IWU season record to 5-3-0 on the season.
"It was very hot out there today and we were coming off short rest from last night," said Indiana Wesleyan head coach Dr. John Bratcher. "Kylie played really well today just driving the team forward."
Fueling the attack tonight were freshman midfielder Tracey Tiernon and junior forward Kylie Dial. The duo combined for two goals and three assists on the evening.
Tiernon and Dial connected on the first goal of the match with less than five minutes left in the opening frame. Tiernon's tally gave IWU the 1-0 lead at the half.
Northwood (0-7-1) tied the score four minutes into the second half, but the 1-1 score did not last long. Senior midfielder Heidi Breckner scored her first goal of the season four minutes later off an assist from Dial.
Indiana Wesleyan added an insurance goal less than nine minutes later in the 62nd minute to increase the advantage 3-1. It was the second time Saturday that Dial fed Tiernon for the goal.
"After they tied it 1-1 we were able to come right back," said Bratcher. "We were able to put it away right after that and it was good to see."
Sophomore keeper Rachel Fulkerson made saves on five of six shots she faced versus Northwood to earn her first collegiate win in net.
Bratcher added, "Kristin (Perrine) cleaned up the back real well and Rachel (Fulkerson) got her first win in goal, so we did real well in the back tonight."
The Wildcats next match will come at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Aquinas (Mich.) College.