Knights win third straight, defeat Cobbers, 3-1

Knights win third straight, defeat Cobbers, 3-1

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College women’s’ soccer team (5-1-2, 2-1-0 MIAC) returned to Bell Field on Saturday and defeated Concordia College-Moorhead (3-6-0, 0-3-0 MIAC) by a score of 3-1.
 
“I’m very happy with how we started and finished the game,” said Carleton head coach Jessica Mueller. “We created a number of really good chances, and their goalkeeper did a fantastic job to keep the score close.
 
“We lost our way a bit in the second half and credit to Concordia for playing their way back into the game. When we are moving the ball and connecting passes, we are at our best. Overall, we did that well.”
 
Cate Patterson (Jr./Racine, Wis./Prairie School) got the scoring started in the 14th minute after getting a nice feed from Lily Hurtubise (Sr./Port Huron, Mich./Port Huron), and then dribbling around a few Cobber defenders at the top of the box before converting on a beautiful shot for her fifth goal of the season.
 
Patterson contributed to the Knights’ second goal as well, sending a ball almost 40 yards upfield to spark a breakaway for Rainey Tilley (Jr./South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena), who timed her run perfectly, beat the Concordia back line, and scored off the underside of the crossbar in the 24th minute to put Carleton up 2-0.
 
“So fun to see Rainey score a huge goal for the team,” Mueller said. “She has been training so hard and so well. Glad she got a big reward for all of her hard work.”
 
Concordia would pull closer in the 66th minute thanks to Samantha Holmgren, who stole the ball, dribbled around a defender and buried a perfect shot from over 20 yards out. That was all the Cobbers would get on the day, however, as they were outshot 17-6 in the contest.
 
In the 87th minute, Casey MacVeagh (So./Thetford, Vt./Thetford Academy) gave the Knights some breathing room, scoring an unassisted goal after stealing it from a Concordia defender. It was her fourth goal of the campaign.
 
Up Next for the Knights
Carleton hosts another MIAC opponent on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 4:00pm as they take on Augsburg University.

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