The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team won the Emblem Advantage Cup Tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker following a narrow 1-0 win over the College of St. Scholastica on Sunday afternoon in Duluth, Minn. The match remained scoreless for more than 80 minutes before Gustavus junior captain Meghan McMillan found the back of the net at the 82:12 mark of the match. Meghan Faricy was credited with the assist, her first of the season, on the game-winning goal.
The Saints out-shot the Gusties 6-2 in the fist half, and held the corner kick advantage 2-1. Gustavus goalkeeper Chelsea Bayer was solid in nets from the start however, making four saves on shots from inside the box in the half.
Gustavus turned the tables in the second half, blistering St. Scholastica goalkeeper Molly Bergmann with 10 shots in the half. The Saints had four shots in the second half, bringing their total in the game to 10. Bayer made two saves in the half, bringing her save total to six in the game, as she recorded her second consecutive shutout.
“We had a good weekend, but we need to remember that you don’t play against opponents, you play against the game,” said head coach Mike Stehlik after the conclusion of the match. “Our challenge is to improve at soccer and life.”
Gustavus’s Ashley Anderson, Mackenzie Del Santro, and Meghan McMillan were all named to the Emblem Advantage Cup Women’s All-Tournament Team.
With a pair of wins this weekend at the Emblem Advantage Cup, the Gusties move to 2-1 overall this season. The Gustavus women’s soccer team will travel to New Ulm, Minn. on Wednesday, Sept. 8th for a match against non-conference opponent Martin Luther College. Match time is set for 5:00 p.m.