Women’s Soccer Falls To St. Thomas 4-0

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by

St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team allowed three first half goals in a 4-0 loss to St. Thomas at the Gustie Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.  With the loss, the Gusties drop to 5-6-0 (1-5-0 MIAC), while the Tommies improve to 6-6-0 (3-3-0 MIAC).

St. Thomas opened the match with two goals in the first 15 minutes and would never look back.  Morgan McConachie scored the first goal of the match at the 8:59 mark to put the Tommies on top 1-0 before Nicole Sheehan followed with a goal at the 14:35 mark.  The third goal of the half came 40:32 into the opening frame, giving St. Thomas a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.

The Tommies added another goal in the 49th minute just after halftime when Nicole Lenz scored to give St. Thomas a 4-0 lead, which is where it would stay for the remainder of the afternoon.

For the day, St. Thomas outshot Gustavus 11-3, including a 7-1 advantage in the first half.

Caroline Olson (Jr., York, Pa.) was given the loss after playing 45:00 and giving up three goals in the first half.  Jenny Grahek was awarded the win.

The Gusties will next take to the road for a conference match at St. Catherine on Wednesday, Oct. 15th.  That match is set for a 4:00 p.m. start.

“Today was not our best performance out on the field, but it’s not something to hang our heads for the rest of the season about,” mentioned Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie.  “All in all, accountability is the foundation of every successful team, and today we had a game that proves to us that we need to perform better to reach our potential.  Our eyes are set on the next practice and playing to our own highest standards.”

Box Score 


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