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Women's winning streak ends with pair of UMAC losses

An eight-game winning streak came to an end for the University of Minnesota, Morris women’s soccer team with a pair of losses in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action.

After losses at St. Scholastica and Northland College the Cougars fall to 10-5 overall and are  9-3 in the UMAC.

St. Scholastica 4, UM-Morris 0

The Cougars saw their winning streak snapped on Friday, falling 4-0 to St. Scholastica. The Cougars managed just one shot as the top team in the UMAC stifled the UMM attack.     

The Saints got the scoring started in the 21st minute with a shot over Torri Jordan's head. St. Scholastica went up 2-0 in the 34th minute on a one-touch goal.

CSS added to the lead in the second half with goals in the 51st and 58th minutes of play to secure the 4-0 win.

Jordan finished with seven saves.

Northland 1, UM-Morris 0

The Cougars dropped their second straight match, falling 1-0 to Northland Saturday, despite out shooting the LumberJills 14-4.  

The 71st minute goal for Northland was the difference in the match. Two team saves helped keep Morris off the score board.

It was all UMM in the first half, out shooting Northland 10-1 in the opening 45 minutes. The Cougars also had four corner kicks, but could not break through the defense for a goal.

The second half was a little more even, but Morris still outshot Northland 4-3. However, Northland took the lead in the 71st minute and the Cougars could not find an equalizer.

The Cougars should be able to clinch a home playoff match with a win next weekend over either North Central or Northwestern. Both matches will be at home.