St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team will step onto the Gustie Soccer Field one last time this season when it hosts Bethel for Senior Day on Wednesday afternoon. The Gusties enter the match with a record of 7-8-0 (2-7-0 MIAC) after suffering a 4-0 loss to Augsburg on Saturday night. The Royals come in with a record of 6-9-1 (2-5-1 MIAC). Kick off is set for 3:30 p.m.
Both live video and live stats will be provided by the Gustavus sports information department for Wednesday’s match and can be found at the links below.
Series Snapshot… Wednesday marks the 21st meeting between Gustavus and Bethel in women’s soccer. Gustavus holds the upper hand in the all-time series with a record of 14-6-0. However, the Royals have won each of the last four meetings between the two squads, including a 1-0 win last season in Arden Hills. In that match, the Royals outshot the Gusties 20-2, but could not get on the scoreboard until the final minutes. A goal with less than three minutes left in regulation was the difference to propel Bethel on for the win.
Last Time Out… Gustavus last took to the pitch last Saturday in a 4-0 loss to Augsburg in Minneapolis. With a depleted roster due to injury and other ailments, the Gusties struggled to battle back from an early deficit as the Auggies pushed out to a 3-0 halftime lead. Although Gustavus showed much improvement in the second half, the Gustie women could not overcome the three-goal deficit in the final frame. Gustavus created numerous dangerous scoring opportunities in the second half, but instead it was Augsburg who tacked on an insurance goal in the 54th minute to secure the 4-0 win.
Senior Sendoff… As is tradition at Gustavus, the final home game of the regular season is designated as Senior Day and a special tribute is made to the individuals who have dedicated themselves to the Gustavus women’s soccer program for the past four years. This year, the Athletic Department recognizes six seniors for their dedication and commitment to Gustie women’s soccer. Those seniors are Estee Berg (Stillwater, Minn.), Leah Brossoit (Rochester, Minn.), Amanda Cartony (Stillwater, Minn.), Ana Gleason (North Easton, Mass.), Emily Papagapitos (Maplewood, Minn.), and Liz Underwood (Fergus Falls, Minn.).