Women’s soccer wins two over the weekend

Aaron Young
Staff Writer

The No. 21 Minnesota State Mavericks women’s soccer team had a comeback win in a double-overtime thriller against Northern State, winning 2-1. 

After an intense game against NSU, the Mavericks shutout Minnesota State University, Moorhead 3-0.

Northern State struck gold first in the 35th minute when senior midfielder Shianne Rosselli took advantage of a penalty kick, putting the Wolves up 1-0.

Minnesota State responded 38 seconds into the second half when sophomore Jenny Vetter ran through the defense and fed freshman Allie Williams for her eighth goal of the year.

Brutality was on display for both teams. Senior defender Taylor Kenealy of the Mavericks was given a yellow card in the 34th minute. For the Wolves, Junior forward Haley Wammock also had one in the 71st minute. Both teams combined for 23 fouls.

Neither team could capitalize during regulation and there wasn’t a winner until double overtime. The Wolves and Mavericks couldn’t find the back of the net in overtime, with the goalkeepers refusing to let any shot go past them.

However, it was Vetter who came through in the 102nd minute, chipping the ball over a sliding Haley Hillstrom, who barely missed the ball. Pandemonium arose from the Mavericks on the field and the bench.

Northern State could not respond and Minnesota State succeeded a come from behind win.

Vetter now has seven-game winning goals on the year, adding onto her MVP resume. She has scored the game-winning goal for the Mavericks in the past six matches.

Senior goalie Alexa Rabune recorded six saves on the evening, improving to 10-1 after this game.

Their second game was the icing on the cake, as the Mavericks shutout MSU-Moorhead, their ninth shutout of the year. Three different Mavericks scored during the 90 minutes.

Vetter beat the goalkeeper, placing the ball in the lower right corner of the net for her 14th goal of the season. 

Minnesota State proceeded the beatdown when senior Bri Ciaccio headed the ball into the goal off a corner kick.

Williams capped off the night with a penalty kick in the 74th minute.

The Mavericks dominated the Dragons, outshooting them 26-9, including a 13-1 lead in shots on target.

They improve to 13-2 on the year and 10-2 in the conference. 

Next up for the women is a home game against Augustana on Friday. They will then travel to Nebraska for a matchup against Wayne State on Sunday.

Header photo: Minnesota State forward Jenny Vetter (4) takes the ball up the field against St. Cloud State at the Pitch Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 in Mankato, Minn. (Mansoor Ahmad/MSU Reporter)

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