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MLC Women Clinch UMAC Tournament Spot

last modified 2013-10-25 08:47 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. - The Martin Luther College women's soccer team clinched a spot in the UMAC Postseason Tournament for the first time since 2005 with a 7-0 win over North Central Friday.

MLC Women Clinch UMAC Tournament Spot

Lauren Maertz scored two goals in MLC's 7-0 win over North Central


The top four finishers in the conference are eligible for the tournament, and the Knights have clinched one of those top four spots.

The Knights dominated from the start of the game, scoring four times in the first half and three more in the second while outshooting the Rams 33-5.

Jenna Maurer and Lauren Maertz each scored a pair of goals, while Bethany Schultz and Alex Hastings each added one.

Keely Keese and Julia Barthels combined to stop all five shots they faced in goal for the shutout.

The two goals moved Maurer's team-best total to 15 this season, and she also finished with two assists. Maertz scored her fifth and sixth goals of the season, while Schultz added two assists to her 12th goal this year. Hastings' goal was her eighth.

MLC improved to 10-5 on the season and 8-3 in the UMAC with the win, while NCU dropped to 2-14 overall and 0-11 in league play in defeat.

The Knights will return to action tomorrow (Saturday, October 26) when they host Northwestern in a game scheduled to start at 12 p.m.

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