The Gustavus women’s soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 MIAC victory over Hamline Saturday in St. Peter. Senior Amy Larson (Bloomington, Minn.) scored a goal and an assist, while Shannon Quealy (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) added a pair of assists.
Gustavus controlled play offensively in the first half, outshooting the Pipers 12-2 in the first 45 minutes, but could not push a shot past Hamline keeper Samantha Winkelman. The trend continued into the second half before Larson headed a Quealy corner kick past Winkelman in the 61st minute to give the Gusties a 1-0 lead. Larson’s goal, the 20th of her career, gave her six for the season, a single-season career high.
The Gusties put the game out of reach with three goals in the final ten minutes of play as Rachel Iblings (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) found the lower left corner of the goal in the 83rd minute. Larson found Christy Tupy (So., Eagan, Minn.) in the 85th minute to go up 3-0 and Amy Kunkel (Jr., St. Cloud, Minn) emerged from a scramble in front of the net in the 87th minute for her first goal of the season. Kunkel was set up by another corner kick by Quealy, who was credited with her second assist of the game.
Gustavus had a 24-5 advantage in shots during the game and a 11-1 advantage in corner kicks. Ashley Ohlson (So., Anchorage, Alaska) moved her record to 4-4-1 in net for the Gusties with her second shutout of the season. Ohlson had three saves. Winkelman picked up eight saves for the Pipers.
Jenna Iaizzo (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) led the Gusties with six shots, followed by Tupy with four. Liz Peterson (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) added three shots. Kim Magill was the only Piper with double-figures in shots with two.
With a goal and an assist, Larson moved into tenth place on the Gustavus career scoring list with 54 points on 20 goals and 14 assists. Larson entered the game tied for 11th with Samantha Engh (51 points; 2002-05) and behind Katie Ryerse (53 points; 1996-98). Larson is now tied for 7th on the career assists list with Molly MacLeod-Roth.
The Gusties, who improve to 6-8-2 overall, 3-4-2 in the MIAC, will face Augsburg in their home finale Wednesday, Oct. 25.