Women’s Soccer Opens MIAC Play with Victory

Posted on September 15th, 2018 by

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MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team opened their 2018 conference season with a victory today knocking off Concordia by a tally of 3-2. With the win the Gusties move to 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in MIAC.

The game got off to a quick start with Concordia scoring a goal in the seventh minute to take an early 1-0 lead. The Gusties answered right back in the 13th minute when Abby Mullenbach (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) scored her third goal of the season off an assist from Katie Ashpole (So., Chaska, Minn.).  The Gusties didn’t stop there though as less than two minutes later Chase Miller (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Kylie Lamberty (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) to give the Gusties a 2-1 advantage. The scoring ceased until eight minutes into the second half when Concordia knotted the game at two apiece. With time winding down and just 6 minutes to play in regulation, Emily Skogseth (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) took a shot that was saved by the Cobber goalie and rebounded to Miller, who punched it in for her second goal of the game to give the Gusties the 3-2 lead. The Gusties held Concordia at bay for the last six minutes of play to take home the victory.

“Today was a really tough, hard fought win,” said Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie. “It was awesome to see our team overcome going down a goal early and then score two quick ones to take the lead. The second half we showed even more resiliency, as they tied it up and we kept pushing, getting the game winner off a combination of creative play, pure work ethic, and drive. Everyone played really well, especially Lucy Thompson who was a beast in the air for us.”

Abby Goodno (Fy., Little Canada, Minn.) got the start in net again for the Gusties recording six saves and allowing two goals. With the win, Goodno improves to 3-1 this season.

On the contest, Burnett-Kurie said, “We know that the MIAC is tough, every game is a battle and we battled well today.”

The Gusties will next be in action on Wednesday when they host Carleton for 4 p.m. game.

 

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