Women’s Soccer Wins Big Over Crown College 8-0 Posted on September 9th, 2016 by

Laura Johnson led the Gusties with a goal and two assists.


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team defeated Crown College by a convincing score of 8-0 Friday, earning their fourth consecutive shutout.

The Gusties move to 3-0-1 overall on the season with the shutout. The Black and Gold compiled 51 shots, 26 of them on goal and eight different Gusties found the back of the net.

“We saw a little different style of defense as they sat back a little bit more,” said Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie. “A big thing was being able to commit so many numbers forward while still being solid defensively. It was nice for us to try to break that down and we did some things that we’ve been working on in practice.”

All three Gustavus goalkeepers in Ashley Becker (So., Farmington, Minn.), Riley Viner (Sr., South St. Paul, Minn.) and Roisen Granlund (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) saw time in goal to combine for the shutout. The Black and Gold defense made the goalkeeper’s job easy as they didn’t allow one shot from Crown College.

Emily Skogseth (So., Burnsville, Minn) got the scoring spree started at the 15th minute, her first on the season proved to be the game-winner and was assisted by Grace Brustad (So., Edina, Minn.).

Seven other Gusties recorded their first goals of the season while 11 total Gusties made their way on to the scoresheet. Laura Johnson (Jr., Chanhassen, Minn.) led Gustavus with a goal and two assists. Judith Hepburn (Fy., North Pole, Alaska) also posted two assists, her first collegiate points.

Jana Elliott (Sr., Eagan, Minn.), Kylie Lamberty (So., Sioux Falls, S.D) and Maggie Leininger (Fy., Plymouth, Minn.) all scored their first career goals in Black and Gold.

“It’s nice to get on the scoring sheet and get some player’s confidence up. A lot of times goal scoring is just about breaking the ice, and then they start to flow. Hopefully we can feed off of that. A big thing is switching mentally from non-conference to conference play, the most important part of our season,” Burnett-Kurie said.

Gustavus looks to keep the momentum rolling into next week as they head into MIAC play. The Gusties host Macalester Tuesday at 4 p.m.


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