SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Lady Braves soccer came out of Iowa with a pair of shutout wins.
Ottawa beat Morningside College 2-0 Saturday, and followed up with a 2-0 win over Briar Cliff University Sunday. All four of Ottawa’s weekend goals came in the second half.
This marks the third year in a row the Lady Braves beat both Morningside and Briar Cliff in the same season.
Against Morningside, Sydney Alexander, senior midfielder, broke a scoreless tie with her first goal of the season at the 61:03 mark. Ana Gonzalez picked up the assist.
Kayla Saucedo was assisted by fellow senior forward Caroline Jenkins on a goal in the final minutes to ice the win.
Morningside got off just five shots, one on goal, against the Lady Braves.
Ottawa opened up scoring against Briar Cliff with a goal by Megan Shaughnessy, junior midfielder, at the 52-minute mark in the second half. She was assisted by Cacey Villa, sophomore defender. Jenkins scored her second goal of the season at the 70:31 mark to give Ottawa its second 2-0 win.
The Lady Braves out-shot Briar Cliff 21-6, and 13-6 in shots-on-goal.
Ottawa (2-0-1) plays 3 p.m. Friday at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.