Women’s Soccer Tops Northwestern 2-1 Posted on September 23rd, 2019 by


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team Monday won its second consecutive game with a 2-1 victory over Northwestern-St. Paul. The Gusties improve to 2-5 overall and the Eagles drop to 1-7.

It didn’t take long for the Gusties to jump ahead as Rachel Rehnelt (So., Albert Lea) scored her first goal of the season 9:30 into the game. Abby Mullenbach (Sr., Lakeville) was credited with the assist. Thirteen minutes later, Taylor Hemme (Jr., Eden Prairie) made a nice crossing pass to Mullenbach in the box for the second goal of the game.

The Eagles were able to cut the lead in half with their lone goal of the game in the 41st minute and at halftime the Gusties led 2-1.

Gustavus had a number of scoring opportunities in the second half, but was unable to increase its lead. The defense held strong though, and the home team held on for a 2-1 win. The Gusties outshot the Eagles 23-3 and had 10 more corner kick opportunities.

Ashley Becker (Sr., Farmington) made one save in the win.

”We created a lot of dangerous opportunities today,” Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said. “We got on the board early with two great goals. Unfortunately we gave up a goal late in the first half. We refocused at halftime and created a lot of very dangerous chances in the second half. We were creative in the attack and committed numbers going forward. We need to continue to create these dangerous opportunities moving forward and hopefully put the ball in the back of the net more often. A lot of good things from this game and a big shout out to Northwestern for battling as hard as they did.”

Gustavus returns to MIAC play 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Catherine.


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