WINONA, Minn. – In its second conference match of the season, the Carleton College women’s soccer team picked up a dominant 5-0 victory over the Cardinals of Saint Mary’s University. The Knights received goals from four different players, including midfielder Bailey Ulbricht (Jr./Severna Park, Md./Severna Park), who assisted on two of the other scores.
“We played well together,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller, “and as a result had goals from all over the field. Today's win was a result of hustling and fighting for all the questionable balls. We did not let the SMU style of play affect our intentions on the day.”
Ulbrich got the scoring going for Carleton (3-3-1, 2-0-0 MIAC) just five minutes into the first half, and the Knights never really looked back. Her shot from the left side of the 18-yard box sailed over the Cardinal goalkeeper and would’ve gone in on its own account, but was aided across the line by a SMU defender.
Carleton struck again at the 39:55 mark, when Arielle Koshkin’s (Sr./Oakland, Calif./Head Royce School) header found the back of the net off a Nina Shapiro (Sr./Westwood, Mass./Westwood) corner kick. The goal pushed the Knights’ lead to 2-0, where it would remain until the halftime whistle.
The Knights maintained the offensive pressure and were rewarded in the 59th minute. Ulbricht controlled a 50-50 ball and set up Catie Williams (Fy./Belmont, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) to notch her first career goal on a high strike from the top of the box. Just under three minutes later an unmarked Megan King (So./Corvallis, Ore./Corvallis) did the same with a shot inside the far post from about eight yards out.
Defender Erin Wilson (Sr./Novato, Calif./Marin Academy) tacked on a fifth Knights’ goal with a header with under ten minutes remaining to set the final line at 5-0, matching the squads combined goal total from the first six games.
Carleton enjoyed a 19-6 edge in shots. Mikayla Coulombe (So./Crystal, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) and Elaine Sundberg (Fy./Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) each worked a half in goal for the Knights to earn the combined shutout.
The Knights next game will be on Sunday, Sept, 21 at home against non-conference opponents from Wartburg College. Live stats and video coverage will be provided by Knights Online.