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Cougar women start UMAC play 1-1

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The University of Minnesota, Morris women’s soccer team split the first weekend of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play, defeating Northland and a 2-0 and falling to St. Scholastica 1-0.

UM-Morris 2, Northland 0

Minnesota Morris evened up their season record with a 2-0 victory over Northland on Friday. Carly Denler scored her second goal in four matches and Emma LaChance scored her third goal in two matches for Morris.

The Cougars outshot Northland 17-1, but only found the net twice. It took until the 41st minute, but Denler knocked the ball in after a great cross from Kelsi Kolle. The Cougars went to the break with six corner kick opportunities and seven shots.

In the second half the Northland keeper was again tested, but UMM could not convert until late. In the 85th minute LaChance found herself wide open in the net after a cross from Kebra Rogers. She was able to push the ball past the keeper and gave Morris the 2-0 victory.         

Minnesota Morris ended the match with 14 corners.

St. Scholastica 1, UM-Morris 0

Minnesota Morris lost a tough match against St. Scholastica on Saturday afternoon. The difference was a 46th minute goal by the Saints.

The Cougars played well defensively throughout the match allowing just four shots on net. The Cougars could only manage one shot on goal and it was easily saved.

Morgan Delaney made three saves in her first start for Minnesota Morris. Morris will now head out on the road as they take on Martin Luther and Bethany Lutheran this weekend.