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MLC Women Lose to UMAC-Leading Saints

last modified 2012-10-26 05:52 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's soccer team was unable to slow down first-place St. Scholastica in a 5-0 loss Friday at Knight Field.

MLC Women Lose to UMAC-Leading Saints

Hannah Mattek and the Knights lost 5-0 to CSS

The Saints came into the game averaging 4.5 goals per game this season, and the Knights played a style attempting to keep the Saints from getting chances offensively.

CSS scored once early in the game to take a 1-0 lead, but the Knights hung tough until late in the half when the Saints' Shannon Carlson scored in the 39th and 44th minutes to give CSS a 3-0 halftime lead.

The Knights struggled to generate offense in the second half, as they opposed both the strong possession style of the Saints and a strong wind that made clearing their zone more difficult. CSS added one score in the 70th minute, and then capped the scoring in the final minutes to get the final margin.

MLC's best scoring chance came in the first half on a shot by Bethany Schultz, but CSS goalkeeper Kelsey Reeves was up to the task.

Keely Keese helped the Knights hang around for much of the game in goal, stopping 11 shots.

MLC dropped to 5-12 overall and 4-9 in UMAC play with the loss, while CSS improved to 14-4-1 on the season and 12-1 in conference with the win.

MLC will finish the season tomorrow (Saturday, October 27) when it hosts Northland for a 2:30 p.m. game.

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