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Briar Cliff tops Waldorf with late surge

Waldorf Warriors LogoBy Aaron Schneider

SIOUX CITY – Briar Cliff University and the Waldorf University women’s soccer team remained locked in a scoreless contest for 75 minutes. Brooke Herbst connected for a pair of second-half goals to lift the Chargers to a 2-0 victory on Sunday.

The defensive tone for the match was set from the beginning. Both teams combined for just 14 shots and seven shots on goal. Briar Cliff (3-2-1) came away with an 11-3 shot advantage over Waldorf (1-6).

Herbst, who keyed the second-half surge, leads the Chargers with five goals on the season.

Freshman Kaitlyn Rockwell and sophomore Chloe Schmaltz each registered a shot on goal for the Warriors. Sophomore Grace Engelman added Waldorf’s remaining shot.

Senior Charlotte Madrid faced seven shots and totaled five saves for the Warriors.

Briar Cliff goalkeeper Libby Havenridge saved both of the shots she faced.

Herbst put Briar Cliff on the scoreboard during the 76th minute following an assist from Makenna Taylor. The Chargers received an insurance goal from Herbst with less than six minutes remaining in the match. Nicole Edenfield was credited with the assist.

Waldorf hosts two matches next week, taking on Clarke University (2-2) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and entertaining Dakota Wesleyan University (0-6) on Sunday at 12 p.m.