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Women's soccer falls to St. Catherine 1-0

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

ST. PAUL - The St. Thomas women's soccer team finished with a 19-8 shot advantage, including a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal, but could not capitalize in a 1-0 loss to St. Catherine University on Saturday afternoon at St. Kate's Field. 

The Tommies put the pressure on Wildcat goaltender Tayler Koop in the first half, mounting 13 shots and testing her on goal four times.  But it was the Wildcats who took advantage of their pair of shots on goal to score in the 34th minute. 

Madelyn Conners scored her third goal of the year 33:08 into the game off a free kick cross from Kaitlin Machovec.  Conners received it at the top of the box and put it away to give St. Kate's a 1-0 lead heading to halftime. 

St. Thomas went on to put up six more shots, including two on goal, but could not find the back of the net in the one-goal loss. 

In addition to the 19-8 shot advantage, the Tommies also flexed a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. 

Freshman goalkeeper Katie Lynn suffered her first career loss on Saturday after playing the opening 45 minutes of the contest. Koop registered the win for the Wildcats to even her record at 3-3 on the season. 

UST will be back in action Wednesday in Eau Claire, Wis., when the Tommie women take on UW-Eau Claire at 4:00 pm.