Desens helps lead Mavericks soccer to a victory in season opener

Aaron Young
Staff Writer

The Minnesota State Maverick soccer team kicked off their season with a dominating victory over Missouri Southern 6-0 Sunday, Sept. 8. 

The Mavs wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as sophomore Cassidy Joyce found the back of the net in the second minute after an assist by sophomore Brynn Desen. 

Less than 20 minutes later, sophomore Jenny Vetter continued her dominance from the preseason, shooting a laser to put the Mavericks up 2-0 before scoring again in the 27th minute of the game. 

With seconds to go in the first half, freshman forward Allie Williams scored her first career goal, with an assist coming from junior Molly Riley, putting the Mavericks up 4-0 heading into overtime. 

They weren’t finished in the slightest, coming out even hungrier in the second half, scoring just two minutes into the second half. Desens added to her stat line with a goal of her own and an assist coming from senior Dakota Wendell. Wendell would eventually score herself on a corner kick in the 59th minute. 

Desens finished the game with three assists and a goal and she was without a doubt the player of the game. 

Senior goaltender Alexa Rabune had her first shutout of the season with four saves. 

The Mavericks were all over this one, outshooting the Lions 26-8. 

The Mavericks face tough competition on Friday as they play against No. 7 Central Missouri Mules. This is followed by a date with top team in the country, the Grand Valley Lakers.

Header photo courtesy of MSU Athletics.

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