This afternoon the Blazer soccer team (5-3-0, 2-1-0 MIAC) ended a two game scoring drought in a 5-0 shutout win over the Gusties of Gustavus (1-4-1, 0-3-0). Saint Ben’s put the pressure on right away in the first half. Junior Lisa Bennett (Roseville/Totino-Grace H.S.) gave the Blazers an early 1-0 lead scoring her first goal of the game off a pass from senior Erin Doyle (Fargo, N.D./ Fargo North). Doyle knocked one in twenty minutes into the half to send the Blazers into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
Coming out of halftime the Gusties put a lot of pressure on the Blazers, but they were not able to make anything happen. Junior goalkeeper Amanda Broadbent (Arvada, Colo./D’Evelyn) came up with a huge save seven minutes in as Gustavus threatened to score off a corner kick. CSB kept its composure and gained a comfortable 3-0 lead off a goal from senior Megan McVoy (Omaha, Neb./Duchesne), assisted by Bennett. CSB found the back of the net two more times with goals from Bennett and first-year Adrianne Racek (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South H.S.) in route to a 5-0 win.
Broadbent recorded nine saves in the shutout for the Blazers who had a 27-9 shot advantage for the game.
(Story courtesy St. Benedict Sports Information)