Late Goal Pushes Women’s Soccer Past UW-Stout 2-1

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – For the second straight game, the Gustavus women’s soccer team claimed a 2-1 victory, this time against the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Tuesday. A goal with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation proved to be the game-winner for the Gusties as they improve to 5-1-1 overall, while UW-Stout drops to 1-4.

Gustavus took the initial lead 14 minutes into the game as Abby Mullenbach (So., Lakeville, Minn.) put the ball away directly in front of the keeper for her first goal of the season on an assist from Hannah Sturtz (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.). Neither team was able to score the rest of the half with Gustavus holding an 11-3 advantage in shots.

It didn’t take long into the second half for the Blue Devils to knot the score as they found the back of the net at the 47:04 mark. With time winding down and the sense of urgency picking up, Sophie Leininger (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) broke away from the UW-Stout defense and found Josie Mazzone (Sr., Rapid City, S.D.) free up the right side as Mazzone went to the back post for the game-winner with 7:44 left on the clock.

The Gusties outshot the Blue Devils 19-8, controlling the tempo for the majority of the game. Ashley Becker (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) tallied five saves in the complete game win, moving her record to 5-1-1.

Gustavus continues its homestand at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a Homecoming matchup against the University of St. Thomas.

To listen to Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie’s comments, please click the Twitter link below.


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