Women’s Soccer Falls Late to St. Olaf Posted on October 6th, 2019 by


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team traveled to Northfield Sunday afternoon to take on St. Olaf and fell 2-1. With the loss the Gusties fall to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in the MIAC while the Oles are 7-3-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

In the first 45 minutes of play, neither team would break through for a goal. The Oles outshot the Gusties in the first half by a tally of 11-8.

Half number two got off to a much quicker start, with the Gusties scoring just over five minutes into the half when Katie Ashpole (Jr., Chaska) found the back of the net with an assist going to Taylor Hemme (Jr., Eden Prairie).

Gustavus held its lead for over 12 minutes before St. Olaf found the back of the net in the 62nd minute. The teams looked as though they were headed to overtime before the Oles got a through ball and found the right side of the net for the game-winner in the 88th minute.

Ashley Becker (Sr., Farmington) made eight saves while allowing two goals in the loss.

“We have high expectations for ourselves and are still trying to decide who we want to be as a team this year,” Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said. “We have some outstanding moments where we are able to show our true potential, other times we struggle. It’s about finding consistency moving forward.
“We scored a great goal today, had other dangerous opportunities and defensively we have some strong moments. A few times we moved the ball better than we have all year. We are going to take those moments and move forward. When we play for each other and with the Gustie tempo, it’s fun to play and watch.”

The Gusties are next in action Wednesday when they travel to UW-La Crosse for a 6 p.m. contest.



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