Women’s Soccer Tops Lawrence In Convincing Fashion, 6-0 Posted on September 8th, 2017 by


APPLETON, Wis. –  A convincing offensive performance by the Gustavus women’s soccer team resulted in a 6-0 shutout Friday night at Lawrence University. Six different Gusties scored goals, while all 26 players saw time on the pitch, outshooting the Vikings 34-2. Gustavus improves to 2-1 overall, while Lawrence drops to 1-3.

“We played well. It was so great to see so many players get career firsts,” Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said. “Not only was everyone able to get into the game, but we saw great things no matter the group of players on the field.”

Lauren Johnson (Fy., Woodbury, Minn.) scored her first career goal in what proved to be the game-winner 11:14 into the game on an assist from Sophie Leininger (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.). Two minutes later, Leininger found Hannah Sturtz (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) for the second goal and neither team was able to find the back of the net for the rest of the half.

Chase Miller (Jr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) increased the lead to three goals nearly five minutes into the second half on a helper from Emily Skogseth (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.). Ten minutes later, Skogseth then scored unassisted for a 4-0 advantage. Only a minute after that, Katie Ashpole (Fy., Chaska, Minn.) scored her first collegiate goal at the 60:39 mark. Nicki Sobaski (Fy., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) put the finishing touches on the victory with her first goal at the 77:11 mark, assisted by fellow first-year Kari Cammerrer (Savage, Minn.).

Ashley Becker (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) earned the shutout win between the posts for the Black and Gold. Maia Trombley (Fy., Sartell, Minn.) finished off the final 13 minutes of the game and made one save.

“We were creative, kept up the Gustie tempo and controlled the game,” Burnett-Kurie said. “Lawrence had a couple very dangerous players and we were able to shut them down defensively. We are looking to improve every game and we made some great strides today with getting players experience all while visibly playing our brand of soccer.”

The Gusties outshot the Vikings 17-1 in each half and had seven corner kick opportunities compared to zero by the home team. Lawrence keeper Katlyn Seiffert made 14 saves.

Gustavus wraps ups its weekend road trip at 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


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