This weekend, the Mavericks’ soccer team took on Minnesota State-Moorhead, and came away with a win and dedicated their game to a special man.
The Mavericks played in pink uniforms to support breast cancer awareness month and also paid special tribute to a special Mavericks soccer fan, Roger Cottew.
Roger Cottew was recognized at halftime after his battle with cancer and passing 7 months ago. Roger was the father of Morgan and Taylor Cottew, who are both Maverick soccer players on the team right now.
Roger was a big MNSU soccer fan and there was a moment of silence in remembrance of Roger before the match began as well as the game was dedicated to him.
“I was really grateful that Brian put this game together. It meant so much to me and my family. Soccer was a huge part of my dad’s life, and to dedicate this game to him, I know he’s really happy right now,” said Morgan Cottew.
The Mavericks won the game 3-0. The first goal was scored about 43 minutes into the game by freshman Nadia Lowery, who was assisted by sophomore Claire Barresi.
The second goal came just over half time at the 52nd minute when junior Taylor Kenealy scored her first goal of the season, which was assisted by junior Alesha Duccini.
The last goal was scored near the end of the game by senior Morgan Cottew in the 88th minute. She scored off a shot off the crossbar and was able to get the ball in.
Last weekend, the Mavericks took a tough loss in a double overtime game to the Bemidji State Beavers, who are ranked 5th in the nation right now.
The Mavericks played Northern State on Friday and won 1-0. The only goal of the game was shot in by junior Dakota Wendell who had an assist from Morgan Cottew.
“We put so much into our games last weekend and we just needed to get through the week and have an opportunity to get back and get some minutes under us after a loss like that,” said head coach Brian Bahl.
The Mavericks also played Northern State previously on Friday and won the game, 1-0.
Next weekend, the Mavericks take on Augustana University on Friday at 3 p.m. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They come home to play their final regular season game against Wayne State at 1 p.m., which will also be Senior Day for the Mavericks.
Feature photo by Mansoor Ahmad | MSU Reporter.