Women’s Soccer Hosts Carleton Saturday in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Game

Posted on October 18th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team hosts Carleton at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and the contest is designated as a “Team Trina” Ovarian Cancer Awareness game. Trina Rinke was a midfielder for the Gusties until last season and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the summer of 2017. A voluntary entrance donation to the game will go to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, which provides support to women with ovarian cancer while raising awareness and advancing research.

The Gusties enter the game 3-10 overall and 2-5 in the MIAC, while the Knights are 7-2-3 overall and 4-1-2 in the league.


The Series: Saturday’s game marks the 45th meeting between Gustavus and Carleton with the Knights holding a 21-17-6 advantage in the all-time series. Last season the two teams played to a double overtime scoreless draw. Abby Goodno (So., Little Canada) made 12 saves in goal for the Gusties and Anna Roethler made 10 for the Knights.

Scouting the Gusties: Gustavus is coming off a thrilling 1-0 upset over Bethel on Tuesday. Katie Ashpole (Jr., Chaska), who scored the lone goal Tuesday, continues to lead the offense with 11 points on five goals and an assist. Ashpole also has a team-high .185 shot percentage and two game-winning goals. Taylor Hemme (Jr., Eden Prairie) leads the team with three assists. Ashley Becker (Sr., Farmington) has started all 13 games in goal with a 1.82 goals against average and a .785 save percentage. Her 85 saves are the most in the MIAC.

Scouting the Knights: Carleton has tied in its last two matches, most recently playing to a 1-1 double overtime tie against Saint Mary’s on Tuesday. The Knights have not lost in their last five games. Three Knights are in double-digit scoring with Rainey Tilley leading the way at 13 points on six goals and an assist. Cate Patterson and Nora Mertz each have 11 points on four goals and three assists apiece. Anna Roethler has spent the most time in net with a 0.64 goals against average (3rd/MIAC) and a .873 save percentage (2nd/MIAC).


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