NORTHFIELD, Minn. – For the second match in a row, Madelaine Horn (Jr./Hamilton, Ont./Westdale Secondary) tallied the game-winner, this time by launching a 27-yard free kick into the upper right corner en route to a 1-0 win at home for the Carleton College women’s soccer team over Grinnell College.
"I thought it was a great game; I thought both teams really competed for the full 90," said Knights head coach Jocelyn Keller after the match.
Carleton (3-1) held the majority of possession in the first half but was unable to generate a goal against Grinnell.
Horn’s goal came in the 56th minute. After a foul was called on Grinnell (1-2), Horn stepped up to take the kick. Her shot arced over the Grinnell wall and towards the far post. Pioneers goalie Katy Oldach leapt up in the air and managed to get a hand on the ball, but not enough to keep it out of the net.
Horn and her fellow backs then stepped up to take the game in hand, allowing just one shot by Grinnell over the final 34 minutes of play.
"Maddie really put it away for us," said Keller. "We had a couple of good chances in front of the net, but it's always nice to finish. I just want the team to keep it up and continue playing with a competitive spirit, they're doing great out there."
Carleton has now won their last three matches in a row. They next face Gustavus Adolphus College at home in their conference opener on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m. Live stats and video coverage will be available on Knights Online.