Augsburg hands Ole women's soccer first MIAC loss
October 11, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- A goal from Deanne Schmidt was not enough for the St. Olaf women's soccer team as they suffered their first MIAC loss of the fall in losing 2-1 to Augsburg on Tuesday night.
The Auggies took an early lead on the Oles just two and a half minutes into the contest. Bri Clark scored her eighth goal of the year on a header following a corner kick. Lindsey Niederhaus and Courtney Gamrath assisted Clark's goal.
St. Olaf leveled the score before halftime when Schmidt capitalized on a scramble in the box. The goal was her third of the year and was assisted by Anna Theis.
However, Augsburg, despite being outshot 13-8 for the game, scored at the 58:08 mark of the second half and held on to earn the win. The game-winner was a header by Carly Reimer on assists by Gamrath and Bri Dorale.
Schmidt lead the Oles with four shots, three of which were on target, including a shot off the post with ten minutes remaining. Lindsay Howard added three shots. The Auggies were lead by Clark and Gamrath's two shots a piece.
Nora Forbes made two saves in goal for the Oles and suffered her second loss of the year. Auggies goalie Katie Gajewski kept out five Ole shots to earn the win.
With the loss, St. Olaf falls to a record of 8-2-3, 4-1-2 in MIAC play. Augsburg improves to 6-6-1, 3-2-1 in the conference. The Oles sit in second in the MIAC standings, while the Auggies are seventh.
St. Olaf returns home to Rolf Mellby Field on Saturday when they host Macalaster (8-5-1, 4-2-1). Kickoff is scheduled for a p.m.