TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Washburn Ichabod soccer team improved to 4-5 and 1-2 in MIAA play with a 4-1 win over Southwest Baptist Sunday afternoon in Yager Stadium. Washburn will return to action on Friday against Fort Hays State at 4 p.m. next Friday at home.
After taking a 1-0 halftime lead on Caysie Beetley's first goal of the season on an assist from Kaitlyn Doescher as she took advantage of a misplay by the SBU goalie at the top of the box to send it into the back of the net from 10-yards out.
Then in the second half, Washburn scored three goals started by Brianna Ament's second goal of the season on an assist from Beetley and Kate Combs when she scored on a centering pass from 8-yards out in the 60th minute of play taking a 2-0 lead. Bailey Wobig added to the Washburn lead with her first goal of the season from the left side of the field into the back of the net after Whitney Skinner and Combs connected on a pair of passes to Wobig in the 65th minute putting Washburn up 3-0.
SBU score its first and only goal of the day when Kate Jamison scored for the fifth time this season from 15-yards out after a pass from Alie Skogrand in the 75th minute.
Wobig scored her second goal of the day on an assist from Megan Buckley after Buckley's free kick assist from nearly 65 yards away was sent into the net by Wobig with just under five minutes left to play in the match.
Tori Fuglister had the win in net for Washburn collecting four saves facing six goals.
Overall, Wobig had two scores and Combs and two assists and Beetley scored both a goal while recording an assist in the win.
It was a physcial match with 30 fouls being called with 16 being whistled on the Bearcats.
Washburn improved to 64-16-13 all-time when scoring first and to 49-9-4 when leading at the half.