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Result: W 2-0

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's University

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – 3:30 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Bell Field

Knights win but still knocked from playoff race

By Matteo Pellizzer '20
Libby Franchot
Libby Franchot
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – With no margin for error in the playoff chase, the Carleton College women’s soccer team defeated Saint Mary’s University, 2-0, behind two goals from Libby Franchot (Fy./Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School). The Knights, however, had their playoff aspirations doused by results elsewhere in the conference.

The Knights (7-6-3, 3-4-3 MIAC) were in control for much of the contest, outshooting the Cardinals (5-11-1, 0-9-1 MIAC) by a 22-7 margin, as well as an 8-2 edge in corner-kicks.

Carleton started off the game by pressing the Cardinals’ backline and creating turnovers. The Knights were rewarded for this strategy in the 20th minute when Madeline Topf’s (Sr./Ames, Iowa/Ames) shot off a corner kick was deflected by the Saint Mary’s keeper and Franchot guided the rebound home for her fourth career goal.

The Knights continued the offensive attack throughout the second half, and Franchot scored her second goal of the game when she controlled an Emma Wasend (So./Denver, Colo./George Washington) corner kick and calmly slotted home the brace. This marked the first multi-goal game of Franchot’s young career.

Anna Roethler (Fy./St Louis Park, Minn./St Louis Park) had her second straight shutout in net for Carleton, finishing with two saves on the day.

Unfortunately, despite securing three points, the Knights were eliminated from MIAC postseason contention, when Gustavus Adolphus scored a goal with 29 seconds left in double-overtime to defeat Hamline. That result combined with a St. Catherine’s tie at St. Olaf bounced Carleton from the playoff picture

The Knights will conclude their season on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. when they travel to the College of Saint Benedict.