Penalty kicks and late scoring hurt the Muskie women

Alec Noa, Staff Reporter

The Muskies womens soccer team looked for redemption in their match against Benedictine University on Sept. 22 after falling short to Concordia University Wisconsin, 8-0, four days earlier.

Benedictine came out strong, scoring the first goal of the contest just five minutes into the game. Benedictine would lead the game for the majority of the half until the Muskies would strike. The Muskie strike was led by Hannah Landgraf when she scored a goal at the 21st minute to tie the game. The score would remain tied going into the half.

The Muskies looked strong in the beginning of the second half but could not hold strong. Benedictine would capitalize on a penalty kick to take the lead, and they would not take their foot off the gas. Benedictine would put a seal on the win after killing the Muskies’ hopes of tying the game with scoring a goal with 11 minutes left in the game.

The Muskies were outshot 25-11 in the game and were only able to shoot eight shots at the goal. But even with the loss, the Muskie defense continues to improve. Ali Thompson in her first start of the year had five saves for the Muskies.

The Muskies will look to rebound on Thursday Sept. 26 when they take on non-conference opponent Northland International University in Dunbar, WI at 4:30 p.m.