UW-Oshkosh opened its WIAC women's soccer schedule with a 2-0 loss to two-time defending league champion UW-La Crosse on Saturday (Oct. 5) in La Crosse.
UW-La Crosse (7-4-1, 1-0 WIAC) recorded both goals in the first half, including Kaitlyn Villars' score that gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead during the contest's 34th minute (33:33) of activity. Villars tallied her seventh goal of the season off a pass from Sophie Amundson.
The Eagles doubled their advantage over the Titans (3-6-1, 0-1 WIAC) on an own goal in the 39th minute (39:00).
UW-La Crosse totaled 14 shots, including four by Lauren Yass and three by Villars. The Eagles earned nine of the game's 13 corner kick opportunities.
UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Madelyn Runyan saved three shots and allowed both UW-La Crosse goals. Runyan stopped shots from Hayley Hargroder in the 11th minute, Julia Smith in the 25th and Yass in the 47th.
Quinn Shannon didn't face a shot while guarding the UW-La Crosse goal.
UW-Oshkosh hosts UW-Whitewater on Wednesday (Oct. 9) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.