Women’s Soccer Loses to St. Catherine 2-1

Posted on October 20th, 2018 by


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team dropped a road contest to St. Catherine by a score of 2-1. With the loss, the Gusties fall to 5-10-1 with a 2-6-1 MIAC record, while the Wildcats are now 8-3-2 with a 5-2-2 conference record.

The first half was action packed with all three goals coming in the first 22 minutes of the game. The Wildcats struck early scoring in the 10th minute and then the 16th minute to take an early 2-0 lead. In the 21st minute the Gusties answered back with a goal of their own when Emily Skogseth (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.) found Abby Mullenbach (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) for her sixth goal of the season. Skogseth recorded her fifth assist of the season on the play as well.

Although the Gusties didn’t score in the second half, they put the pressure on St. Kate’s, outshooting them by a tally of 5-3. The Gusties also recorded three corner kicks compared to zero for the Wildcats in half number two.

Abby Goodno (Fy., Little Canada, Minn.) got the start in net for the Gusties and made four saves while allowing two goals.

Following the game, coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said, “We are proud of how we performed today. We played our brand of soccer, moved the ball well, and controlled the tempo of the game. Soccer is tough sometimes with results, because when the score doesn’t go our way, we just have to look back on our performance, and today we were proud of it. We stuck to our guns and played well and despite the outcome, we walked off the field with our heads held high knowing that we’re a talented team. Now we’re focused on finishing the season strong and continuing to build for a strong future.”

The Gusties will next be in action when they host Hamline next Wednesday at 4 p.m.



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