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Women's Soccer Plays Well in Loss to UMM

last modified 2012-10-11 06:10 PM

NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC women's soccer team played a strong defensive game against first-place Minnesota Morris, but was unable to generate enough offense in a 1-0 loss Thursday at Knight Field.

Women's Soccer Plays Well in Loss to UMM

Alydia Lee and the MLC defense held UMM to one goal in a 1-0 loss Thursday

After losing to the Cougars 5-0 in the first meeting between the two teams this season, the Knights limited UMM's chances for much of this game, allowing the only goal in the ninth minute on a free ball in front of the net by Kelsi Kolle off a corner kick.

The MLC defense held the Cougars to 18 shots, but only six of those were on net. Keely Keese stopped five of the six shots, and had two sprawling saves in the second half that kept the deficit at one.

Offensively, the Knights' best opportunity came in the 21st minute when Hannah Mattek had an open net from a difficult angle outside the box, hitting the crossbar and bouncing over the net to end the threat.

MLC dropped to 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the UMAC after the loss, while UMM improved to 9-3 on the season and 8-1 in league play with the win.

The Knights will return to action on Saturday, October 13, when they travel to Crown for a match scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.

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