Nov 3, 2019

Huskies Soccer collect crucial late season wins

by Hans Bristol / @hans_bristol / (Photo SCSU Athletics)

11/1/19 St. Cloud State 2 – Minot State 0

The Huskies soccer team traveled to Minot State Friday afternoon and came away with three points.

Claire Shea continued her strong offensive season with the opening goal of the game in the 10th minute of action. Shea would not be done on the scoring chart again scoring in the 19th minute with her second goal of the contest pushing the Huskies ahead 2-0 in the first half.

Zoe Welsh posted a strong outing in net earning her 5th shutout of the season and 11th of her career. This ties the sophomore goalkeeper from Wheaton, Illinois all time 6th in SCSU soccer history.

Monica Majeski earned both assists on the goals to Claire Shea pushing her point total to 7 now on the year. Jenna Dominguez fired 7 shots but came up empty, while Hannah Marion also made a impact in the attack with 4 shots.

The victory earned SCSU their 7th win in NSIC play and 8th overall this season.

11/3/19 Mary 0 – St. Cloud State 1

SCSU earned a massive 1-0 win over Mary Sunday afternoon behind Jenna Dominguez’s 4th goal of the season.

A back and forth first half saw no breakthrough for either side. Monica Majeski had the best chance of the half with a shot on goal that was saved. 6 other shots for SCSU in the first half did not prove to be enough as the match would go 0-0 into the halftime break.

Jenna Dominguez fired home the breakthrough in the 63rd minute of the 2nd half. Nicole Friis fed in a pass that Dominguez would fire home at a wide open net to give SCSU the massive go-ahead goal.

Mary would push for an equalizer late, but would be unable to find the winner as the game finished 1-0 with advantage to the Huskies.

SCSU finished the game out-shooting Mary 12-8 in was a strong defensive battle. Zoe Welsh earned her 6th shutout of the season in goal. Dominguez’s second half goal was her fourth goal of the season, while Nicole Friis earned her team leading fourth assist of the season.

The Huskies move to a record of 8-3-2 overall and 9-4-3 in conference play. Sitting with 26 points in conference play, SCSU claim sole place of 5th in the conference. The squad sit 5 points out of a home playoff game with upcoming games this week against MSU-Morhead and UMD.

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