The Gustavus women’s soccer team remained unbeaten with an impressive 3-1 win over Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties were led by junior midfielder Amy Larson who scored the team’s first two goals.
Gustavus took a 1-0 lead on Larson’s goal at 7:24 of the first half. Larson took a pass from outside midfielder Callie Christensen in the center of the field approximately eight yards out and drove the ball to the far right on the ground and into the net. It was Larson’s second goal of the season and the Gusties took a 1-0 into the intermission.
Coach Mike Stehlik’s squad extended its lead to 2-0 early in the second half. Larson headed a corner kick from Liz Petersen past Pointer netminder Kortney Krill at the 45:47 mark.
The Gusties took a commanding 3-0 lead 11 minutes later when junior forward Kelly Bottenberg found the ball on her foot about 16 yards out after a deflection off a UW-Stevens Point defender. Bottenberg chipped the ball high in the air and it slipped into the goal over the outstretched arms of Krill at the 56:38 mark.
The Pointers tallied their lone goal at the 75:52 mark on a strong individual effort by Amanda Prawat. Prawat beat two Gustavus defenders down the right side of the field and then slipped the ball past Gustavus goalkeeper Tori Boughton on the ground into the right corner of the net.
Boughton recorded eight saves in the nets and improved her record to 2-0-0 on the season. Krill, who fell to 1-1-0 on the season, made five saves for the Pointers.
UW-Stevens Point outshot the Gusties 19-11 in the contest and held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks. Gustavus was whistled for 10 fouls, while UW-Stevens Point was charged with five.
Gustavus, which is now 2-0-0 on the young season will play at Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 pm.