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Result: T 0-0 (2 OT)

Women's Soccer at Gustavus Adolphus College

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 – 4:00 P.M. at St. Peter, Minn. - Soccer and Track Complex

Knights play to soggy, scoreless draw at Gustavus

By Matteo Pellizzer '20
Anna Huber
Anna Huber
Photo: courtesy Gustavus sports information

ST. PETER, Minn. – On a rainy afternoon, the Carleton College women’s soccer team clashed with conference foe Gustavus Adolphus College. While the play was entertaining, both teams came away with only soaked gear to show for their efforts in a 0-0 draw.

In the first half neither side was able to dominate play as players struggled to adjust to the slick pitch. The best chance for the Knights (4-1-2, 1-0-1 MIAC) came in the 40th minute when Julia Kenney’s (Jr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) chip shot slipped out of the hands of Gustavus (4-2-1, 1-0-1 MIAC) goalkeeper Abby Goodno, but the ball skipped harmlessly out of play. 

After intermission both teams pressed for the breakthrough goal, with Gustavus asking all the questions early on with their persistent pressing of Carleton defenders. In goal, Anna Roethler (So./St Louis Park, Minn./St Louis Park) had all the answers, however, as she stymied each attacking attempt and controlled the box.

Once the initial onslaught had been parried, the Knights began to exert their will on the home team, out-shooting the Gusties 11-7 in the period. Hannah Hemmerly (Sr./Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Friends) came inches away from scoring for Carleton in the 58th minute when her shot from a few yards outside of the box slammed off the crossbar, keeping the tie intact.

With the rain picking up and lightning on the horizon, both goalies continued their perfect games in net as the game wound down, and neither team was able to score in either overtime period. Carleton finished with a 17-15 edge in shots and a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.

For the Knights, they produced their MIAC-leading fifth shutout of the season, led by Roethler’s 10 saves. Leading the attack were Hemmerly and Nora Mertz (Jr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) as they each finished with four shots in the match.

Up next, Carleton will host Macalester College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. That will be the first half of a women’s-men’s doubleheader, with the later game kicking things off at approximately 3:30 p.m. Live video and live stats of both contests will be available via Knights Online.