HAYS - The Fort Hays State women's soccer team blanked Washburn, 2-0, on Sunday for Senior Day.
The Tigers netted a goal in each half while holding the Ichabod attack to secure their seventh shutout victory of the season and eighth shutout overall. The Tigers improved to 8-7-3 overall and 5-6 in the MIAA, while the Ichabods fell to 9-6-2 overall and 5-5-1 in conference play. The Tigers wrapped up the regular season by winning four of the last five matches.
The Tigers netted their first goal in the 35th minute as Emily Hutchings received a chain of passes from Jadyn Newell and Hannah Mares to score her second goal of the weekend, and the season. The next score came in the second half when Jordan Thompson sent a laser that was just high, bounced off of the crossbar, and tapped in by Alex Hutton with about 10 minutes to play. Neither team got much going offensively with only 13 total shots, nine of which were by the Tigers. Goalkeeper Deonna Wellbrock posted her seventh shutout with two saves.
With the win, the Tigers punched their ticket for the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament next week by finishing eighth in the MIAA standings. The MIAA will release the official tournament bracket soon. First round games will be next Sunday (Nov. 7) at home sites of the higher seeds.
Prior to the match, Fort Hays State recognized eight seniors that played their final match at FHSU Soccer Stadium. The group includes Tessa Irvine, Katie Evans, Maja Persa, Jordan Thompson, Macy Decker, Cailey Perkins, Deonna Wellbrock, and Zariah Smith.