by Hans Bristol / @hans_bristol / firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 season kicked off the past weekend for the St. Cloud State Women’s Soccer team, but the Huskies faced plenty of challenges and find them searching for their first win of the young season.
9-6-19 – St. Cloud State 0 – Michigan Tech 0
After 110 minutes of soccer Friday afternoon, no goals would be able to separate a hard-fought game against St. Cloud State and Michigan Tech.
The opening forty-five minutes did not see many chances go to either side, with both teams struggling to get the ball moving early in the game.
Both goalkeepers were stellar in goal earning the clean sheets. SCSU’s Zoe Welsh had four saves in her seventh career shutout for the Huskies. Michigan Tech’s Amanda Young collected four saves as well.
Both overtime frames saw both teams get some big opportunities to score, but ultimately the game would finish 0-0 to open the season with a draw.
9-8-19 St. Cloud State 0 – Northern Michigan 2
Two second half goals would bury the Huskies as the Wildcats earned their first win at St. Cloud State since 2007.
After the game went 0-0 at halftime, NMU open the gates with a 52nd minute goal from senior Jamie Montgomery. The Wildcats would slam the door on St. Cloud State with a 78th minute goal by Kaitlynn Benson. Natalie Stampfly collected both assists for the Wildcats in the win.
In the game, the Huskies out shot Northern Michigan 11-10, six of those shots going on target for St. Cloud State. Zoe Welsh stopped six Wildcat shots in goal, while NMU’s Brianne Frontulo earned a penalty kick save as well as six other saves in the win.
St. Cloud State welcomes in defending national champion Bridgeport Saturday, September 14th at 11am at Husky Stadium.