St. Peter, Minn. - The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team is set to host the University of St. Thomas in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) match at the Gustie Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties are coming off a 4-1 loss to St. Olaf last Saturday, while the Tommies enter Saturday coming off consecutive 1-0 losses to Bethel and Hamline. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.
Live Stats will be available throughout the contest on Saturday through the Gustavus athletics website. Fans can follow along by following the link provided:
The Series… Saturday’s contest marks the 33rd meeting between Gustavus and St. Thomas in women’s soccer. The Tommies hold the upper hand in the all-time series with a record of 18-12-2, and have won five of the last six meetings. Last season when these two teams squared off, St. Thomas came away with a 1-0 win in St. Paul. Kelsie Sargent scored at the 32:49 mark of the first half to give the Tommie women all the breathing room they would need in the one-goal victory.
Last Time Out… In its last match, Gustavus fell at the hands of St. Olaf 4-1 on Saturday, Oct. 5th. Kajsa Brindley scored all four goals for the Oles, three of which came in the first half. After scoring two goals in the opening 10 minutes, Brindley was awarded a penalty kick in the 30th minute, one that she made good on to extend the halftime lead to 3-0. Brindley would score once more in the 62nd minute to extend the lead to 4-0. The Gusties did not go down without a fight, however. Pushing to the end, Gustavus scored in the final minute of the match when Monica Pelkey one-timed an Amanda Cartony pass into the back of the net to cut the final deficit to three goals.
Cartony In The Scoring Ranks… Senior midfielder Amanda Cartony had a great first half of her senior season, racking up five goals and five assists for a total of 15 points. With those totals, Cartony has now scored 24 goals to go along with 10 assists for 58 points in her collegiate career. Her 24 goals ranks tied for ninth on the all-time career goals scored list for Gustavus women’s soccer, while her 58 points ranks 10th on the career points scored list.
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