NORTHFIELD, Minn. – While their last match was a 5-0 showcase for Carleton’s offense, today was a banner day for the defense, with senior defender Layne Teska (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) notching the lone goal off of a corner kick as the Carleton College women’s soccer team shutout Wartburg College, 1-0.
“Today was a great result on a not so easy weekend of back-to-back games,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller. “Not our prettiest soccer, but backline kept Wartburg from creating dangerous opportunities. It was nice to see us find a way to win today and hold off a strong team and highly respected program.”
Teska scored the game-winner for Carleton (4-3-1) in the 28th minute. Lining up for a corner kick, she sent the ball on a curve towards the near post. The shot bounced off the Wartburg goalkeeper’s hands and into the near side of the net, permitting Teska to record her first goal of the 2013 campaign.
Megan King (So./Corvalis, Ore./Corvalis) nearly padded the Carleton lead when she chased down a long ball over the Wartburg defense. Her attempt to chip a shot over the goalkeeper sailed just over the crossbar, keeping it a one-goal contest.
The match also saw a sturdy performance from the Carleton backline, as they limited Wartburg (3-5-1) to just three shots on goal over the contest. Mikayla Coulombe (So./Crystal, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s) stopped all three, however, as she turned in the 12th clean sheet of her collegiate career.
After an extremely challenging schedule to start the year, Carleton is now 3-0-1 over the last nine days.
Carleton returns to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 28, for a MIAC match-up against Bethel University at 1:00 p.m. on Bell Field. Live stats and video will be available via Knights Online.