Minnesota Morris took a lead into halftime and did not relinquish it in the second half as they took a 2-1 win from Northwestern in UMAC women's soccer action Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Cougar Soccer Field in Morris.
Three different variations of weather hit the two teams Wednesday afternoon. The game started with a sideways mist, then turned into a steady rain before heavy snowflakes fell at the end. Throughout it all, the Cougars gained a much needed win.
The Cougars took a 2-0 lead on nice passing from a trio of helpers. Megan Ellingboe fed Sam Tate along the right side who made a nice move around an Eagle defender and then Fed Yu Ito in the box who delivered it into the right side of the end for the first goal in the 32nd minute.
In the 53rd minute, Tate was on the receiving end of passes from Ellingboe and Ito and she lofted a shot into the left corner of the net for the two-goal Cougar advantage.
Northwestern pulled into within 1 with a goal in the 61st minute, but they would not get any closer as UMM goalkeeper Bailey Tschida kept the Eagles at bay to preserve the win. Tschida made eight saves in the contest.
Minnesota Morris (5-7, 5-3 in UMAC) next plays Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Scholastica in Duluth.