Women’s Soccer Hosts Augsburg Saturday, Conference Lead On The Line

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – After posting a decisive 6-0 shutout victory over Bethany Lutheran on Wednesday, the Gustavus women’s soccer team returns to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday as it hosts Augsburg College at the Gustie Soccer Field. Gustavus enters Saturday’s match with a 6-4-1 overall record and 4-1-0 mark in the MIAC, while the Auggies are 9-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in league play. Both teams lead the conference with 12 points.

Live online coverage of Saturday’s game begins at 3:30 p.m.




Emily Skogseth (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) led the Gusties with two goals against Bethany Lutheran, which were the first two of her career. Brittany Chase (Sr., Victoria, Minn.) tied a program record with three assists against the Vikings. Sophie Leininger (So., Plymouth, Minn.) also had multiple assists with two and now has a team-best seven assists on the season. Leininger is approaching the Gustavus season assists record of 10. Gustie keeper Ashley Becker (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) tallied five saves against the Vikings and now has a goals against average of 1.34 and a save percentage of .803.

After 11 matches this season, Maddison Ackiss (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska) leads the MIAC with eight goals. By scoring one goal on Wednesday, Ackiss moved into a tie for eighth place on the Gustavus all-time goals leader board as she now has 26.

Augsburg dropped its first game in conference play Wednesday, as it was shut out 2-0 by St. Catherine University. The Auggies were limited to just five shots in the game – two shots each by Nora Edelen (Fy., Middleton, Minn.) and Marta Anderson (Jr., Mankato, Minn.), and a shot by Brigette Jira (Fy., Fort Atkinson, Wis.). Augsburg had just two shots on goal in the game. Marissa Guilou (So., Burnsville, Minn.) had three saves in goal for the Auggies to move to 6-2-0 on the season. Guilo is one of three keepers for the Auggies – she has a 0.65 goals against average and a .833 save percentage.

The goals allowed Wednesday were just the fourth and fifth surrendered by Augsburg this season as it has outscored opponents by a 36-5 margin. Augsburg’s 36 goals scored are most in the MIAC and the five surrendered are the fewest in the league. Marie Fitzgerald (Sr., Fort Atkinson, Wis.) leads the Auggies with seven goals this season (3rd/MIAC) and leads the conference with 22 points, while Anderson leads the league with nine assists.


One Comment

  1. Coach's Dad says:

    Keep the conference lead. Beat Augsburg. Go Gusties!!!