NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Mikayla Coulombe (Fy./Crystal, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s) registered six saves as the Carleton College women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against visiting Luther College in a non-conference affair Sunday afternoon.
The Knights (4-3-1) outshot the Norse (3-3-1) by a 22-11 margin, but Cydney Haaland notched a dozen saves in goal for Luther.
Coulombe’s quick reactions on a 12-yard shot by Luther’s Maggie Herrity in the 86th minute forced the teams into overtime. Both squads got a shot off in the first extra period, but the most exciting action of the match came in the second overtime.
In the opening minute of that stanza, Marlena Hartman-Filson (Sr./Evergreen Colo./Colorado Academy) was denied twice by Haaland. A minute later, Luther’s Erika Balk had a breakaway but she lost her balance and fell down—untouched—allowing Coulombe to race off her line and collect the loose ball.
In the final minute of play, Ellie Wilson (So./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) and Claire McGillem (Sr./Barrington, Ill./Barrington) had a two-on-one situation but a sprinting Norse defender disrupted the play at the last moment, keeping the contest scoreless.
Carleton travels to Concordia College on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a key contest that starts at 2:30 p.m.