The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team fell to 2-5-1 overall, 1-3-1 in the MIAC on Wednesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Saint Mary’s University in Winona. SMU improves to 8-1-1 overall, 2-1-1 in the MIAC
Following a scoreless first half, the Cardinals were the first to light up the scoreboard. In the 66th minute, Keirra Metcalfe took a pass from Jamison McClureand shot the ball past Gustavus goalkeeper Ashley Ohlson (So., Anchorage, Alaska) to give Saint Mary’s the 1-0 lead. Gustavus responded in the 83rd minute, squaring the match at a goal apiece as Ashley Voigtlander (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.) scored off an assist by Rachel Iblings (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.). It was Voigtlander’s first goal of the season.
Neither team could sneak a shot into the net during the final seven minutes of regulation, sending the match to overtime. Each team had one shot during the extra session, but Saint Mary’s was able to make their’s count as Lisa Tlougan put the unassisted game-winner past Ohlson at the 96:23 mark.
Statistically, the match was nearly dead even. The Cardinals outshot the Gusties 14-12 and each team had one corner kick. SMU netminder Jennifer Johnson stopped three of the four shots she faced to pick up the win. Ohlson racked up five saves, but took the loss.
Gustavus will host St. Olaf (5-3-0, 1-3-0 MIAC) on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in another MIAC match.