Minnesota Soccer drops 2-0 to Concordia-St. Paul, 7-0 to Minnesota State – Crookston Times

The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s soccer team allowed one goal in each half as they lost 2-0 to Concordia University-St. Paul Friday, September 16th at UMN Crookston Football Field. The Golden Eagles generated three second-half shots and had chances, but were unable to secure the tie before the Golden Bears scored their second goal of the afternoon.

Minnesota Crookston drops to 1-5-0 (0-3-0 NSIC) with the loss. Concordia- St. Paul improved to 2-3-1 (2-1-0 NSIC). The Golden Bears won the last five matches of the series.

Concordia-St. Paul scored first in the seventh minute, when Sammy Ponsonby made one from distance after a beautiful pass from Abby Kloiber, who headed off Nikki Anderson’s pitch.

The Golden Eagles had several chances at the start of the second stanza, but couldn’t put them away. The Golden Bears doubled the lead to 2-0 in the 77th minute when Katie Anderson scored a set-piece by deflecting a ball from a fine Sophie Pawlyshyn corner.

Concordia-St. Paul had 21 shots, with 11 on goal. Minnesota Crookston finished with four shots, one on goal. The Golden Bears had eight corners, while UMN Crookston had four. Minnesota Crookston was led by two shots from Abby Fettinger (So., F, White Bear Lake, Minn.). Jenna Custer (Fr., MF, Queen Creek, Arizona) and Sarah Burgum (Fr., F, Mandan, ND) added one serving each.

The Golden Bears were guided by four shots from Katie Anderson. Corynn Grabau had three shots.

Kathryn Brainerd (Mr., GK, Corcoran, Minn.) finished with nine saves on Minnesota Crookston’s goal. Brainerd allowed two goals.

Ashlyn Waldon got the net win for Concordia-St. Paul with a clean sheet and no defenses. Jessi Jordan played in the second half and also didn’t concede a goal with a save.

Sunday, the University of Minnesota Crookston football team dropped 7-0 to #16 Minnesota State University. on the UMN Crookston football field. The Golden Eagles tested Minnesota State early and lost 2-0 at halftime, but the Mavericks scored two goals in the first five minutes and had five goals in the second stanza.

The Golden Eagles dropped to 1-6-0 (04-0 NSIC) with the loss. Minnesota State improved to 5-1-1 (3-0-1 NSIC).

The state of Minnesota had seven players scoring on Sunday. The Mavericks were guided by a goal and an assist from Natalie Thoen. Olivia Thoen, Allie Williams, Rachel Luedtke, Louisa Shromoff, Maille Mathis and Mali Seran were all responsible for the Mavericks’ goals. Minnesota State had 29 shots, with 13 shots on goal.

Minnesota Crookston threw five shots. Madelyn Teplansky (Jr., MF, Apple Valley, Calif.) finished with two shots. Uda Kimba (Fr., D/MF, Rock Island, Ill.), Abby Fettinger (So., F, White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Morgan Laplante (Mr., F, De Soto, Kan.) added photos to the Golden Eagles.

Mackenzie Rath had a clean sheet and the win at 63:20 on the net. Ava Blackney played the final 26:40.

Kathryn Brainerd (Mr., GK, Corcoran, Minn.) made six saves and conceded seven goals.

Minnesota Crookston had a strong chance in the 12th minute from Laplante, who was placed just above the net. The best opportunity of the game came from Teplansky, who hit the crossbar and ricocheted.

The Golden Eagles hit the road to face Wayne State College on Friday, September 23 at 3 pm in Wayne, Nebraska. UMN Crookston will be on the road for the next four games.

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