The Emporia State soccer team started their six-game home streak last Friday hosting Washburn, who they beat 2-0.
Both teams were scoreless in the first 20 minutes of the turnpike tussle until freshman middle forward Kaitlyn Eden scored a header from junior forward Jordan Foutch. Up 1-0 going into the second half, freshman middle forward McKenzie Koch scored another header for the Hornets with just over 30 minutes left in the game.
“We not only attacked well, we attacked with numbers and had good transition speed and it wasn’t just one or two people,” said head coach Bryan Sailor, in an interview after the game with media relations.
Freshman goalkeeper Yadira Rivera stopped two Washburn shots, holding the Ichabods scoreless the remainder of the game.
The Hornets hit the pitch again last night, taking on Newman. The Hornets quickly took control of the game, having multiple shots at the goal until senior forward Tommi Bouknight finally snuck one past the goalkeeper. The Hornets continued out-playing the Jets scoring another easy goal around the 20-minute mark. The Hornets held Newman scoreless the remainder of the game to get their second win at home.
The 2-0 win over Newman moved the Hornets to 4-3 for the season. Tomorrow, the Hornets continue the home game streak. against Southwest Baptist University.