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Women’s soccer keeps rolling with 2-0 win

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

WINONA, Minn. – The St. Thomas women's soccer team kept rolling thanks to a 2-0 win over Saint Mary's on Saturday afternoon at Ochrymowycz Field.  The Tommies scored a goal in each half on the way to their fourth consecutive victory.  With the win, St. Thomas improves to 14-1-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the MIAC, while the Cardinals drop to 2-12-1 overall and 0-9-0 in league play. 

The Tommies came out of the gate aggressive offensively, putting six shots up in the opening 12 minutes.  Of those six shots, five of them were on goal and forced Cardinal goalkeeper Gabriella Pederson to make plays early and often.  St. Thomas also created four corner kick opportunities in the first 12 minutes.

Eight minutes later, the Tommie women got on the scoreboard thanks to sophomore Mallory DeBoom.  DeBoom received an assist from freshman Meagan Sellinger to score her seventh goal of the season.  After scoring twice in Wednesday's win, she has now scored four goals in the last four games.

St. Thomas only mounted one more shot through the remainder of the first half, but held Saint Mary's to just one as well, and took the 1-0 lead to halftime.

It was more of the same in the second half, as the Tommies outshot the Cardinals 10-1 after the break and added an insurance goal in the 64th minute.  Sophomore Brie Bourdage scored her third goal of the year thanks to an assist from senior Taylor Skorik to put the Purple out in front 2-0.

From there, the Tommies did not look back in the two-goal win.  St. Thomas finished with an 18-2 advantage in the shot category, including a 10-0 mark in shots on goal.  The Tommie women also generated 11 corner kicks to just one for the Cardinals.

In net, senior keeper Tarynn Theilig went the distance to pick up her 14th win of the year.  It was her 11th shutout of the season.  Her counterpart, Gabriella Pederson, suffered the loss in an eight-save effort.

St. Thomas will be back in action on Wednesday when the Tommies travel to Northfield for a showdown with Carleton College.  That game is set for a 3:30 pm start.