Women's Soccer Defeats Crown 4-1
NEW ULM, Minn. - The Martin Luther College women's soccer team earned its third win of the conference season by the score of 4-1 against Crown Saturday.
The Knights scored three goals in the first half to take a 3-0 lead heading into the break. Lauren Maertz got things started off a pass from Bethany Schultz in the 17th minute, and then Schultz scored a pair of goals herself in the half to give her eight on the season.
The Storm scored to cut the MLC lead to 3-1 just 45 seconds into the second half, but Jenna Maurer added the final insurance goal off a pass from Schultz in the 67th minute to give the Knights the final 4-1 margin. The goal was Maurer's eighth on the season, tying her with Schultz for first in the UMAC.
MLC finished with a 26-11 edge in shots, as Maertz, Schultz and Maurer combined for 18 of the 26 for the Knights. Keely Keese was strong in goal for the Knights, stopping eight of the nine shots she faced to earn her fifth win of the season.
MLC improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the UMAC with the win, while Crown dropped to 2-4-1 on the season and 0-3-1 in league play with the loss.
The Knights will return to action on Friday, October 4, when they host Northland in a match scheduled to start at 2:15 p.m.