Soccer splits away series with U-Mary and Minot State

Andrew Neururer
Sports Editor

The Mavericks soccer team suffered its first loss Sept. 29 in a double overtime game against St. Cloud State. Since then, the Mavericks looked to get back on track this past weekend against University of Mary Marauders and Minot State Beavers. 

The team took on U-Mary on Oct. 4, hoping they could get back on a winning streak. Looking on recent history against the Marauders, it was a game that could almost be penciled in as a win. The Mavericks are 12-0-2 and were riding a nine-game winning streak.

That wasn’t the case as U-Mary won its first game against the Mavericks 2-1. The Marauders took a two-goal lead and left MSU stranded to try and make a late game comeback.

Senior Bri Ciaccio scored her first goal of the season in the 89th minute of the game, assisted by junior Molly Sarafolean.

Minnesota State would fall to 6-2 after this game and was looking to get back in the winning column on Oct. 6 against the Beavers.

That they did, winning the game comfortably 5-2.

Sophomore Brynn Desens added to her breakout season, getting her sixth goal of the season on a penalty kick.

Continuing her success from U-Mary, Ciaccio found the net for her second goal of the season in the 12th minute.

After getting out to a two-goal lead, Minot State was able to get in the scoring column, making it 2-1.

The Mavericks answered back quickly, scoring three minutes later from sophomore Nadia Lowery. This was her second goal of the season, last getting one in the 6-0 victory over Upper Iowa on Sept. 22. Lowery was assisted from sophomore Jenny Vetter.

After gaining the assist, Vetter scored a goal of her own seven minutes later. She would later assist again for her second of the day, after junior Molly Riley cashed in on her first goal of the season.

MSU stands in at 7-2 after splitting the away trip. They will look to take the full sweep at home this weekend against Southwest Minnesota State and Sioux Falls.

Header photo: Minnesota State forward Brynn Desens (10) controls the ball during a game against St. Cloud State at the Pitch Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Mankato, Minn. (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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