Women’s Soccer Battles Saint Mary’s in Pouring Rain, Wins 2-0. Posted on October 9th, 2018 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustie women’s soccer team played host to Saint Mary’s Tuesday afternoon and defeated the Cardinals 2-0. With the victory, the Gusties move to 5-7-1 overall with a 2-4-1 conference record, while the Cardinals fall to 5-8 overall with a 0-7 mark in the MIAC.

The game got off to a slow start as the first half was scoreless. Abby Goodno (Fy., Little Canada, Minn.) recorded five saves in the half to keep the Cardinals at bay. In the 55th minute though, Abby Mullenbach (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) broke the stalemate when she netted her fifth goal of the season to give the Gusties a 1-0 edge.The assist went to Emily Skogseth (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.), who took a shot that the Cardinal goalkeeper made a great save on, then Mullenbach tapped in the rebound for ascore. The game held 1-0 until the 74th minute when Chase Miller (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) converted a perfect through ball to Skogseth, who made a move to get past the Cardinal goalkeeper and tapped in a goal to give the Gusties the 2-0 advantage that would hold strong for the victory. Goodno got her 10th start in net on the season and racked up her fourth win by allowing no goals and making eight saves.

On the contest Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said, “Soccer was made for these conditions. It was such a fun game to watch, coach, and play in. We moved the ball well, had some creative moments, and had a lot of dangerous opportunities created by a variety of players. It was great to be able to show our depth today. We’ve been working on consistency and staying engaged and we did that well for a full 90 minutes. I’m really proud to get that win and get the shutout as well.”

The Gusties will next be in action on Saturday when they head up to St. Joseph, Minn. to take on Saint Benedict for a 1 p.m. contest.


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