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Manitou Messenger: Women go cold, tie Bethel 1-1

Women go cold, tie Bethel 1-1

By Rumor Has It
News Editor
Friday, October 12, 2007

The St. Olaf women's soccer team continues its quest for a win after tying Bethel University 1-1 on a chilly Tuesday afternoon in Arden Hills. The Royals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring just 10 minutes into the first half. St. Olaf has given up the first goal in the majority of this season's matches.

However, the Oles were able to tie the game in the 63rd minute on Jess Magnuson's '09 team-leading third goal of the season. Magnuson also leads the Oles in overall points, tallying up seven so far. Defender Allison Mills '10 picked up her first assist of the year on the play.

The women tried 10 more shots in the remaining 23 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, but were unable to net a game winner. The Oles have managed to score just 10 goals in 13 games so far, while they have conceded 32 to their opponents.

Overall, the Oles outshot Bethel 27 to 23. First-year keeper Beth Huggins made 12 saves in the match. Seniors Jenny Wetzig and Kira Price paced the offense with six and five shots respectively.

The tie brings St. Olaf's winless streak to seven matches (0-5-2), but gives them one more point in the MIAC conference standings. They currently stand alone in eighth place with a conference record of 2-3-1. Bethel moved up into a three-way tie for ninth place with Hamline and Gustavus, all three schools just one point behind the Oles.

Over the weekend, the women traveled to Oshkosh, Wisc. where they were trounced 6-0 by the Titans in their final non-conference match.

The Oles, playing on field turf in 87-degree heat, were outshot 17-8. Magnuson had four of St. Olaf's eight shots, and K.C. Beed '11 added two of her own. Samantha Sickbert '11 made seven saves in net for the Oles.

UW-Oshkosh forward Erin Rickard posted a hat trick, notching her first three goals of the season against St. Olaf. The Titans are currently tied for second in the WIAC standings.

The women's next match is Saturday, when they travel to St. Thomas. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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