Comeback Attempt Falls Short in MLC Loss
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's soccer team allowed three goals in the first 4:08 of the second half of its game against Buena Vista, making a deficit too big to make up in a 5-3 loss.
Buena Vista broke a scoreless tie in the 42nd minute of the first half to go ahead 1-0 heading into the break, and then pushed three goals across in a span of 2:25 early in the second half, including two from Kelsey Reitmeier.
MLC came back with a goal from Linda Kenyon off a pass from Bethany Schultz in the 65th minutes, and then a Hannah Janke goal from Hannah Mattek in the 71st minute to cut the deficit to 4-2 late in the second half.
The Beavers would ice the game in the 87th minute, however, with a goal from Kellyn Arnold to push the lead back up to three at 5-2.
Schultz scored just 29 seconds after the BV goal to cut the deficit to two, but the Knights would run out of time.
Keeper Allison Snyder faced 15 shots on the day, stopping ten of them, while the Knights put six shots on the Beaver goal.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 3-4 on the season, while the Beavers improved to 6-4.
MLC will return to action on Friday, October 1, when it travels to Presentation to take on the Saints. The game is scheduled to start around 2 p.m.