ST. PAUL – Tied 0-0 after the first half, the St. Thomas women's soccer team scored three goals in a 15 minute span to take home a 3-0 win over Carleton College on Saturday afternoon at South Field.
With the win, St. Thomas improves to 8-2-1 overall and 4-2-0 in the MIAC, while Carleton drops to 5-4-2 overall and 1-3-2 in league play.
An evenly played first half gave way to a St. Thomas-controlled second half on Saturday. The Tommies came out to stretch a 15-2 shot advantage, including a 9-1 count in shots on goal in the final 45 minutes to score three goals and secure the victory.
Freshman Tessa Trettel got the scoring started with her first collegiate goal just 2:02 into the second half. Trettel received a cross from junior Brie Bourdage on the back post and put it home to give the Purple its first lead of the afternoon.
The Tommies followed up Trettel's goal with back-to-back scores just a minute apart. In the 72nd minute, Mallory DeBoom scored her eighth goal of the year. The Edina native found her way behind the Carleton defense and buried a shot from the top of the box to put St. Thomas on top 2-0.
A minute later, senior Hailey Zweber took a free kick from just outside the box and tucked it in the lower left corner of the goal to put the finishing touches on the shutout win.
On the afternoon, the Tommies outshot the Knights 22-8, including an 11-4 edge on target. St. Thomas was also plus one on corner kicks by a count of six to five.
In goal, freshman Katie Lynn recorded another shutout and picked up her seventh win of the year in a four-save effort. Anna Roethler suffered the loss for the Knights after making eight saves.
St. Thomas will head back out on the road next week when it travels to Concordia on Tuesday afternoon for a 4:00 pm start.