Monomonie, Wis. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 38th minute of the first half, but were unable to fend off a UW-Stout second half comeback on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils went on to score twice after the intermission to pull out the 2-1 victory. With the loss, the Gusties fall to 5-7-0 overall, and remain 3-4-0 in the MIAC. UW-Stout improves to 5-6-2 overall, and remains 2-2-1 in WIAC play.
The Gusties got off to a strong start when Brittany Chase (Fy., Victoria, Minn.) scored her third goal of the season on an assist from Leah Brossoit (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) in the 38th minute. Gustavus was outshot six-to-three in the first half, but took a 1-0 lead to halftime nonetheless.
The second half belonged to UW-Stout. In a period where the Blue Devils outshot the Gusties 10-to-two, UW-Stout scored twice to capture the victory. Jenna Kizlik scored in the 60th minute to knot it up at 1-1. UW-Stout got the game-winning goal 10 minutes later from Chelsea Schmidt, who scored her first goal of the season and lifted the Blue Devils to victory.
The Gusties were outshot 16-to-five in the match. Chase and Brossoit were the only Gusties to register a point with a goal and an assist, respectively, while keeper Jessica Richert (Sr., Freeburg, Ill.) tallied 10 saves.
Gustavus will return to St. Peter to host Augsburg College on Saturday afternoon. Kick off for that match is set for 1:00 p.m.