Mavericks Score Twice in Second Half to Top Gusties

After a scoreless first half, the Minnesota State women’s soccer team rallied for two goals in the second half to best Gustavus Adolphus 2-0 in exhibition play Saturday evening.

The exhibition was played in two 45-minute halves.

After a scoreless first half the Mavericks wasted little time in the second half as sophomore Morgan Cottew scored at the 50:00 mark to give MSU a 1-0 lead. Senior Kiana Nickel earned an assist on the play as well.

Minnesota State then added to its lead at the 69:30 mark as freshman Alesha Duccini was able to get the goal through traffic to put MSU up 2-0.

As in their last exhibition contest, MSU used three goalkeepers, including sophomores Taylor Livermore and Ryann Rydeen, and freshman Alex Rabune. Each boasted around 30 minutes of playing time, with Rydeen getting the win. The Maverick defense allowed no shots on goal throughout the entire match.

Ashley Becker served as the GAC goalie for the entire match. She allowed two goals as she stopped 10 of MSU’s 12 shots on goal.

The Mavericks open their 2016 season on the road on Sunday, Sept. 4, as they take on Wisconsin-Parkside. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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