Women’s Soccer Hosts Concordia In MIAC Semifinals Wednesday

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team heads into uncharted territory Wednesday afternoon as it hosts its first MIAC Playoff game in program history. The Gusties are the No. 2 seed after posting an 8-3 record in the league (11-6-1 overall) and will host the No. 6 seed Concordia College (6-5 MIAC, 12-7 overall) who beat No. 3 Macalester 1-0 Tuesday in St. Paul. Wednesday’s semifinal matchup begins at 2 p.m. at the Gustie Soccer Field with the winner advancing to Saturday’s title match.

The first 65 students at Wednesday’s game get in free, courtesy of The Hill Crew.

Live online coverage of tomorrow’s game begins at 2 p.m.

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GUSTIES IN THE POSTSEASON

MIAC Playoff appearances (began in 2003): 1 (2015)

NCAA Playoff appearances: 6 (1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993)

All-time record in the postseason: 3-6

Furthest into postseason: NCAA tournament second round (3 times – 1998, 1997, 1995)

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WHAT HAPPENED IN THE REGULAR SEASON – GUSTIES VS. COBBERS

BOX SCORE

The Gustavus women’s soccer team made a strong case for a comeback on Oct. 28 in Moorhead, Minn., but ended up losing 3-2 at Concordia College. Concordia led 1-0 at halftime as Morgan Holm (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) scored with less than four minutes remaining in the half. The Cobbers outshot the Gusties 7-2 in the opening 45 minutes.

Gustavus netted the equalizer four minutes into the second half on a goal by Chaselyn Miller (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.), assisted by Maddison Ackiss (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska). But a pair of Concordia goals within a minute of each other in the 56th minute proved to be too much of a hole to dig out of for the Gusties. Emily Wendorff (Jr., Fargo, N.D.) and Paige McCullough (Jr., Fargo, N.D.) scored the goals for the Cobbers.

Emily Skogseth (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) brought the game within one goal at the 69:00 mark, but Concordia held off the strong offensive pressure put on by the Gusties late in the game.

Gustavus outshot Concordia 12-5 in the second half and 14-12 in the game. The Gusties also held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. Ashley Becker (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) made four saves in net for the Gusties, while her counterpart, Elizabeth Bitzan (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.), made seven saves.

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THE SERIES

Gustavus leads the all-time series against Concordia 21-16-5, but the results have been lopsided in favor of the Cobbers for more than a decade. The Gusties are seeking their first victory over the Cobbers since 2002 as they are 0-11-2 in the last 13 meetings.

 


One Comment

  1. Debby says:

    Victorious Lady Gusties & a shut-out none the less! Such fire, heart & determination displayed by all. Can hardly contain the joy I feel at this moment for these young ladies, their coaches
    and other staff. Continue on with great gusto… CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Kendyl’s mom ?