ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Carleton women's soccer team scored a dramatic victory in its only game of the week, taking down then-first-place Concordia 2-1 at home Saturday. Junior Ellie Wilson (Roseville, Minn.) had a foot in both Knights' goals in the victory, setting up the first goal of the game and scoring the game-winner in the 72nd minute. For her performance, Wilson was named the MIAC Women's Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week.
It didn't take long for Wilson to impact Saturday's huge game, as she tracked down a long ball behind the Cobber defense, then fed a pass back across the box to set up Carleton's first goal for a 1-0 lead just 90 seconds in. Then, with the score tied in the 72nd minute, Wilson got behind the defense, collected a pass and beat Concordia's keeper in a one-on-one for the game-winning goal. The goal was Wilson's fourth this season, with three coming in conference play and two serving as game-winners. She also had three assists for 11 points in 2013.
Thanks to the win, Carleton improved to 7-8-1 overall and 5-4 in conference play. The Knights now have 15 points and are alone in seventh place, just a point behind two teams tied for fifth and four points out of third to keep their playoff hopes alive. Carleton will face a pair of huge games in the final week of the regular season, hosting St. Thomas Wednesday at 3 p.m. and hosting cross-town rival St. Olaf Saturday at 1 p.m., as both games will have huge postseason implications. Both games can be seen online on Knights Online.