Soccer comes home with two shutouts

The streak is extended for the Minnesota State Mavericks soccer team as they come out of their weekend road trip with two wins against Minnesota State Moorhead, and Northern State.

On the stat sheet, the Mavericks absolutely dominated the Dragons on Friday, but the score showed a much closer game than it actually was.

Jenny Vetter scored the lone goal in the shutout win for the Mavericks in the 79th minute when Olivia Sharar took a corner kick into a header that was blocked by Dragons goalkeeper, Kayleigh Sedlacek. Sedlacek never got a good handle on the ball though, allowing Vetter to come in and snag the first and only goal of the game.

That was just one of the Mavs 11 corner kicks, where the Dragons were only able to snag one.

The Mavericks dominated the net with total shots and shots on goal with 17 shots, and nine making their way to the net, while the Dragons managed to get only one shot on goal. 

Fouls were a big issue for the Dragons as well, taking 10 fouls to the Mavericks’ two. The win would keep Moorhead winless at 0-8-0, and push the Mavs to 5-2-1.

This put the Mavericks in a good mood heading into Sunday against Northern State.

It was in minute 35 where MSU were able to grab the lead against the Wolves, when some tic-tac-toe passing from Maille Mathis to Tia Martin grabbed Martin the first goal of the game, and her first goal of the year.

The Mavericks sealed the win with a goal from Claire Cater in the 83rd minute, assisted by Olivia Thoen.

The wins boosted the Mavs into sole possession of 4th place in the NSIC with 13 points at 6-2-1 (4-1-1 NSIC).

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