St. Paul – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team fell at the hands of Macalester College by the final score of 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at Macalester Stadium. Scot forward Georgia Cloepfil proved to be too much for the Gustie defense to handle, as the senior scored both goals in the win. Gustavus falls to 6-7-0 (2-6-0 MIAC), while Macalester improves to 9-3-1 (6-2-0 MIAC).
The Scots used a 12-1 shot advantage in the first half to take a 1-0 lead to halftime. At the 24:23 mark, a cross in front ricocheted off of the head off a Macalester player and onto the foot of Cloepfil, who chipped it across the goal line to give the Scots the early lead. Maggie Molter and Ingrid Greene were awarded with assists on the play.
Macalester enjoyed another shot advantage in the second half, this time a 16-4 difference. Cloepfil scored her second goal of the afternoon just 2:45 into the second half. The senior fired a shot from 20 yards out that flew over the top of an outstretched Roisen Granlund (Fy., St. Paul, Minn.) and into the back of the net to give the Scots the 2-0 lead. After scoring three goals against the Gusties last season in St. Peter, Cloepfil has now scored five goals over the last two seasons.
For the game, the Scots held a shot advantage of 28-5. First-year goalkeeper Roisen Granlund suffered her first loss of her career after playing all 90 minutes and recording nine saves. Macalester goalkeeper Ellen Palmquist was awarded the win after needing to make just one save.