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Cougar women open UMAC play with 2-0 win at Crown

The University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team got goals in each half en route to a 2-0 victory over Crown in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) opener today Friday.

Zoe Bergstrom scored just 18:00 minutes into the match to put the Cougars up 1-0, and just a minute after halftime (46:02) Taylor Meehan scored to add a little insurance.

In pitching the shutout - it's second of the season - Morris held Crown to just one shot attempt all match. The Cougar defense made easy work for keeper RiAnne Metz, as she finished without seeing a single shot.

It was a different story on the Morris end, though, as the Cougars fired off a season-high 35, landing 13 on goal. Rookie Rachel Berns led the way with seven, and four on goal, while Meehan and Ally Heidi each took five.

Megan Laird added four, and Leah Parker and Bergstrom each finished with three, with all three of Bergstrom's landing on net.

Morris outshot Crown 17-1 in the first half, and posted a dominating 18-0 advantage in the second half.  

Corner kicks were more of the same, and the constant offensive pressure from the Cougars led to 11 in the match, while the Storm were shutout in that category as well.