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Gustavus Adolphus College women’s soccer All-Conference performers Ashley Becker (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) and Maddison Ackiss (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska) have added to their postseason accolades as both have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Team, which was released Wednesday. Becker earned First Team honors as a keeper, while Ackiss earned Third Team honors as a forward. The two All-North Teamers are the first Gustavus women’s soccer players to earn postseason accolades from the NSCAA since Alecia Tromiczak was named All-American in 1997.
It was a battle all the way to the final seconds as the Gustavus women’s soccer team nearly completed the comeback on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, but Wheaton was able to make a number of late-game saves and escaped with a 2-1 win over the Gusties. With the loss, the Gusties finish their remarkable turnaround season with a 13-7-1 overall record.
For the seventh time in program history and the first time since 1998, the Gustavus women’s soccer team is making an appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. The Gusties (13-6-1) received the No. 3 seed in the Whitewater, Wis. regional and are set to face the No. 2 seed Wheaton College (15-6) at 8 p.m. Friday at Fiskum Field.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2015 Women’s Soccer Awards on Thursday and Gustavus took home two of the top four honors. Laura Burnett-Kurie was named Coach-of-the-Year and goalkeeper Ashley Becker (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) was named Rookie-of-the-Year. Joining Becker on the All-MIAC Team are Maddison Ackliss (Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska), Sophie Leininger (So., Plymouth, Minn.) and Josie Mazzone (So., Rapid City, S.D.)
For the first time in the 13-year history of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer playoffs, Gustavus has reached the championship match and is set to face top-seed St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul. The Gusties received a first round bye as the No. 2 seed and then hosted Concordia College on Wednesday, beating the Cobbers 2-0 at the Gustie Soccer Field. The Tommies reached the title match with a 2-0 victory over Augsburg.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team shut out Concordia College 2-0 in the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs on Wednesday, marking the first postseason victory for the Gusties since 1998 in their first ever MIAC Playoff game. The Gusties improve to 12-6-1 overall and face No. 1 seed St. Thomas in the conference championship at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team heads into uncharted territory Wednesday afternoon as it hosts its first MIAC Playoff game in program history. The Gusties are the No. 2 seed after posting an 8-3 record in the league (11-6-1 overall) and will host the No. 6 seed Concordia College (6-5 MIAC, 12-7 overall) who beat No. 3 Macalester 1-0 Tuesday in St. Paul. Wednesday’s semifinal matchup begins at 2 p.m. at the Gustie Soccer Field with the winner advancing to Saturday's title match.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team made a strong case for a comeback Wednesday afternoon, but ended up losing 3-2 at Concordia College. The Gusties fall to 10-6-1 overall and 7-3 in the MIAC, but even with the loss Gustavus has clinched its first ever MIAC Playoff berth as a result of other teams falling out of playoff contention. The playoff berth is Gustavus’ first postseason appearance since 1998 when it reached the second round of the national tournament, which was five years before the MIAC initiated its playoffs.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team continues its quest to secure a MIAC Playoff berth Wednesday as it travels to Concordia College for a matchup between two postseason contenders. The Gusties are in second place in the MIAC with 21 points (7-2), while the Cobbers sit in a tie for fifth place with 15 points (5-4).
With a win or tie Saturday, the Gustavus women’s soccer team would clinch its first ever MIAC Playoff berth since the league initiated its playoff system in 2003. The Gusties (10-4-1, 7-1-0 MIAC) host St. Catherine (9-5-1, 4-4 MIAC) at 1 p.m. tomorrow in a battle of two playoff contenders.