ST. PETER, Minn. -- Amanda Owensby (Fy./Charlottesville, Va./Tandem Friends) finished off a service from Arielle Koshkin (Sr./Oakland, Calif./Head Royce School) in the final minute to lift the Carleton College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 triumph over Gustavus Adolphus College in the MIAC opener for both squads.
Koshkin’s free kick from the right corner of the 18-yard box bounced away from the Gustavus goalkeeper, and Owensby ran onto loose ball before tucking a shot inside the left post for her first collegiate score.
Ellie Wilson (Jr./Roseville, Minn./Roseville) gave Carleton (2-3-1, 1-0 MIAC) the lead in the 11th minute. She ran onto a pass that Amanda d’Almeida (Fy./Coupeville, Wash./Coupeville) sent toward the right wing. With the endline quickly approaching, Wilson took a high shot that went through the keeper’s hands.
Carleton held a 24-8 advantage in shot attempts, but Gustavus (3-2, 0-1 MIAC) capitalized on a defensive breakdown to score the equalizer in the 83rd minute.
The Knights did not get fluster by the later score, however, and kept the pressure on the Gusties taking five more shots over the balance of the contest.
“It was a competitive game,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller. “It was great to see our composure at the eleventh hour from the backs to midfield to forwards.”
The Knights travel to Saint Mary’s University for a 1 p.m match on Saturday, Sept. 21.