Saints report: CSS men’s football wins in goalscoring party
In a crazy first half, the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team spotted host Concordia (Minn.) Two goals in the first 10 minutes and still went at the half up two goals. en route to a 5-3 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory on Saturday, Sept. 18.
TJ Seidel and Nate Weaver gave the Cobbers (2-5, 0-2 MIAC) a 2-0 lead with goals 94 seconds apart, but the Saints quickly made a comeback, pulling out their first goal on a penalty from Ken Pryde in the 12th minute. Chris Galley, Nolan Friday and Miki Lumsden were all buried before half-time was over to give the Saints a 4-2 lead, and that was the whole goal until the 81st minute. Weaver had his second of the day, but Romario Willis restored the two-goal advantage with three and a half minutes to go.
Liam Lothian made six saves for CSS, which framed six shots against nine for the Cobbers.
CSS (4-3, 1-1 MIAC) plays at St. Mary’s Wednesday.
The first goals of Abigail Shrode and McKenzie Nelson gave the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team the first victory of the season, both in the overall standings and in the MIAC game on Saturday in Moorhead.
Kaiya Quam assisted on both counts, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead at just 15:31 left. CSS kept the clean sheet until Samantha Holmberg’s 49th minute goal, but has now kept the Cobbers (3-5, 0-2 MIAC) off the scoreboard.
Brianna Jorgenson made four saves for CSS (1-4-1, 1-1 MIAC), which is playing a non-championship game Wednesday in Wisconsin-River Falls.
Carthage College blocked St. Scholastica from taking a set on Saturday or taking a win on their season opener to Iowa, sweeping 25-18, 25-20, 25-22.
Caitlin Schneeweis led the Saints with 11 kills, but Carthage’s attack was too much to handle, hitting 0.333 for the game and committing just seven attacking errors in three sets. Carthage also passed CSS 9-0.
Alcia Draper made 15 digs for CSS and Katie Brostrom distributed 14 assists. CSS (0-3) starts Wednesday’s home league game against St. Olaf.