Mavs soccer sweep weekend series

The bunch improves to 9-1-1 overall on the season

Bobbi Patrick
Staff Writer

The Mavericks women’s soccer team continue to carry their winning streak this past weekend after a pair of victories against their conference opponents on the road, dismantiling Southwest Minnesota State, 9-1, on Friday and then squeeking by the University of Sioux Falls 1-0 on Sunday.

The Mavericks defeated Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, MN. easily, but the Mavs had to fight a little harder against USF in Sioux Falls.  

The Mavericks didn’t score any goals in the first half of their game against Sioux Falls, and didn’t get a goal in until the 69th minute of the second half. 

The Mavericks went into the 2nd half determined to get a goal after missing three shots on goal in the first half. 

Freshman Brynn Desens scored the only goal with an assist from Dakota Wendell. With the Maverick defense on their top game, USF was only able to make one shot attempt on goal.

The Mavericks totaled 15 shots on goal against USF while USF was shut out by the Maverick defense, having zero shots on the Mavericks goal the entire game. 

Minnesota State’s goalkeeper, Alexa Rabune, didn’t have any shots to save this game.

Some of the top shooters from the game were junior Dakota Wendell, senior Maddy Burandt, and senior Julia Zach, who all had 2 shots on goal individually. 

The Mavericks have 3 games this upcoming week. MNSU will take on Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. While this weekend they will travel to Crookston, MN to play Minnesota Crookston at 3 p.m. Saturday. Then the Mavericks finish their road trip against Bemidji State on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Bemidji. 

Concordia St. Paul has a record of 7-1-3 this season, seeding them 5th in the conference rankings. Bemidji State is leading the conference with a 11-0 record while the Mavericks follow closely in second with a 8-1-1 record. 

Bemidji State is currently ranked 6th in the nation according to the United Soccer Coaches’ poll as of Oct. 2nd. The Mavericks and Beavers are the top 2 teams in the NSIC conference and the Mavericks are looking to show the Beavers who’s superior this weekend. 

The women are winning a majority of their games which will hopefully end up proving them capable of their ultimate goal; to become national champions.


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