The Buena Vista women's soccer team went on the road Tuesday evening trying to close out the 2017 campaign with a victory, but Nebraska Wesleyan scored a pair of second half insurance goals en route to a 3-0 victory in Lincoln, Neb.
Both teams came into the match in search of their first Iowa Conference victories of the season, but it was the Prairie Wolves (5-11-1, 1-7 IIAC) breaking a scoreless tie in the final two minutes of the first half to score what proved to be the game-winner. They then added a goal less than four minutes into the second before adding a final insurance goal in the final 10 minutes of the contest.
Buena Vista was held to just six shots during a combined shutout effort by a pair of NWU keepers. The Beavers were outshot 12-2 over the first 45 minutes before NWU held a 12-4 cushion in the second half.
Playing her final collegiate contest, senior Caroline Maher led the way with three of those shots, including one on-goal. Sophomore Ella Wiebusch had a pair of shots-on-goal with junior McKenna Whitehill adding one.
Senior Rachel Novotny closed out her career as well with a tough loss in-goal, allowing the three goals and totaling 12 saves, as she finishes as the program's career leader in shots saved with over 450.
Buena Vista concludes its season at 2-15-1, 0-8 IIAC.