INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Wesleyan University women's soccer nearly completed a late second half comeback attempt on Wednesday night at Marian (Ind.) University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ultimately, Marian pulled out a 4-2 win.
The Knights (7-3-2, 1-1-1 MCC) took a 2-0 lead into halftime and extended the lead to three goals in the 58th minute. The 3-0 lead would not be safe.
In the next 10 minutes of play Indiana Wesleyan hit the crossbar and put another shot on goal before junior forward Kylie Dial finally put IWU on the scoreboard with a goal in the 64th minute. The shot came just inside the 18-yard box.
Seven minutes later Dial struck again as she scored over the top of the Marian keeper as Indiana Wesleyan suddenly made it a one goal match at 3-2 and 19 minutes still remaining. Junior forward Kelsey Johnston was credited with an assist.
The Wildcats (6-6-0, 1-2-0 MCC) were able to put another shot on goal less than a minute after their second goal, but the Marian keeper made the save to preserve a one goal advantage.
Marian would deny the comeback attempt in the 83rd minute with a goal on a loose ball following a corner kick. The goal was the final score of the match as Marian led 4-2.
Indiana Wesleyan will next play on Saturday, October 8 as IWU travels to Huntington (Ind.) University in Huntington, Indiana.