Women’s Soccer Clinches No. 2 Seed In MIAC Playoffs With 1-0 Overtime Win Over Hamline

Posted on October 31st, 2015 by

Chaselyn Miller scored the game-winning goal for Gustavus in overtime on Saturday, giving the Gusties a 1-0 victory over Hamline.

Gustavus 1, Hamline 0 (Box) | Photo Gallery

SAINT PETER, Minn. – After suffering two straight conference defeats, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s soccer team got itself back on track at the right time, as it secured a 1-0 overtime victory over Hamline University on Saturday afternoon at the Gustie Soccer Field. With the win, the Gusties conclude their regular season with an overall record of 11-6-1 and 8-3-0 in the MIAC. The win also secured Gustavus the No. 2 seed in the MIAC Playoffs, which begin Wednesday for the Gusties, who earned a first-round bye with Saturday’s win.

“It was an awesome win today,” said Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie following the game. “It’s a great tribute to Britt [Chase] as our only senior and it’s a great tribute to this entire team for how hard they’ve worked all season long. Going into overtime, our women had it in their minds that they wanted to win the game and that’s what they made sure happened. We had been peppering their goal a lot, so it was nice to finally put one in the back of the net at the end there.”

The Gusties dominated on the offensive end throughout the game, holding the advantage in the shot-count by a tally of 10-4, including a 5-1 mark in shots on goal, but neither team was able to put home a goal in regulation, which sent the game to sudden-death overtime. There, seven minutes in, Coursey Edwards (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) played the ball in from the left corner. The ball was deflected by a Hamline defender, but was rebounded by first-year Chaselyn Miller (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) who buried it into the bottom lefthand corner for her fourth goal of the season.

Ashley Becker (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) earned her ninth shutout of the season between the posts for Gustavus, bringing her record to 11-6-1 on the year.

“We just need to continue focusing on us,” said Burnett-Kurie. “Especially because there is a play-in game and we’re not going to know who we play until Tuesday evening, we need to just focus on what got us to this point and continue to have that fight and overall edge.”

Gustavus will next face the winner of No. 3 Macalester and No. 6 Concordia in the MIAC playoff’s semifinals, which will be played Wednesday at 2 p.m. on the Gustie Soccer Field. Macalester and Concorida will play Tuesday afternoon in St. Paul.

 


4 Comments

  1. Debby says:

    CONGRATULATIONS LADIES & COACHES!! Fantastic final home game for our Golden Gustie Gals! Looking forward to watching another home game win on Wednesday afternoon. ⚽️?

    Extremely proud of every player and wish you all continued success on Wednesday!!?
    Kendyl Landeck’s parents

  2. Coach's Dad says:

    On my last visit I said I would return for the playoffs. Well, you made the post season in fine fashion and we’re coming! Coach’s Dad and Mom

  3. Ed Miller says:

    See you all Wednesday!

  4. Susan Skogseth says:

    I will be watching from Florida. Score early and often!!!!!