The Gustavus women’s soccer team was shut out by Macalester 3-0 on Tuesday night in St. Paul in a key MIAC matchup. The loss drops the Gusties’ conference mark to 4-4-1 while the Scots improved to 6-2-2 in the league play.
Macalester lit up the scoreboard early when Jessica Bullen scored on an assist from Annie Borton just three minutes into the evening’s competition. The Scots sat on the one-goal lead until 13 minutes into the second half when Erla Petursdottir scored off of a corner kick to give Macalester a 2-0 advantage. Five minutes later Borton closed out the game’s scoring with her eighth goal of the season.
Macalester outshot Gustavus 14-3 and put nine shots on goal compared to the Gusties two. Lisa Bauer recorded the shutout in goal for the Scots. Lindsey LaVoie made six saves in net for the Gusties.
The loss virtually knocks Gustavus out of the race to claim one of the four spots for the MIAC Tournament. The Gusties have a 4-4-1 record, good for nine points through nine conference games. The squad trails Concordia and St. Olaf for the fourth and final playoff spot. Both the Cobbers and Oles have 5-2-1 records for 11 points through eight conference games. Gustavus will need every game from now until the end of the season involving these three teams to go its way and for Carleton to lose at least one more game in order to make the playoffs
Gustavus steps out of conference to host UW-Stout on Saturday, October 25 at 2:30 pm.