Women’s Soccer Defeated By UW-River Falls 1-0

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by

Caroline Olson allowed one goal and made seven saves on Wednesday against UW-River Falls.

Caroline Olson allowed one goal and made seven saves on Wednesday against UW-River Falls.

River Falls, Wis. – After falling to St. Olaf College 1-0 this past Saturday, the Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team was defeated by an identical 1-0 score on Wednesday evening, this time to UW-River Falls in a match at Ramer Field. With the loss, the Gusties fall to 1-7-3 overall, while the Falcons move to 7-3-2.

“Our women did a fabulous job pushing up the field into dangerous areas,” said head coach Laura Burnett-Kurie. “We just struggled to make that final move in front of the net to put a goal away.”

UW-River Falls came out firing and outshot Gustavus 9-3 in the first half. However, the Gustie defense kept the Falcons out of the goal for the first 45 minutes and beyond. But the Falcon’s Nina Abrahamson found the goal at the 47:53 mark on an assist from Abby Soderholm and Alex Swatloski. The goal was Abrahamson’s third goal of the season and proved to be enough to clinch the victory for the home team. While there was no more scoring, UW-River Falls dominated the remainder of the half, outshooting Gustavus 14-2 in the second half and bringing the total to 23-5 on the match.

“They were a very athletic team that was able to move the ball well through the midfield,” said Burnett-Kurie. “Our women did a great job tonight of containing their attackers and preventing them from exploiting the area within our 18-yard box.”

Caroline Olson (Sr., York, Penn.) took another tough loss in goal for the Gusties. Olson allowed just one goal for the third match this season, but was again unable to come away with a victory in one of those matches and saw her record drop to 1-6-3. Olson also had seven saves on the evening.

Gustavus will look to get back on track when they travel to St. Paul to take on the University of St. Thomas (5-5-1, 4-2-0 MIAC) on Saturday in a 1 p.m. match.

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