Women's Soccer Win Streak Snapped

Oct 23, 2018

Box Score

DECORAH, Iowa – The University of Dubuque women's soccer team saw their month long win streak come to an end on Tuesday night as they fell to the Luther College Norse in the regular season finale, 1-0.

Dubuque, Univ. of 0, Luther 1

How It Happened
-Neither team had a shot in the first 11 minutes of action until Luther had a corner kick with in the 12th minute. The Norse took full advantage of that corner kick, getting a shot off and finding the lower, right corner of the net for the early 1-0 lead.
-In the 35th minute, Lexus Rose had a decent look at the Norse net but the Spartans second shot of the half sailed high.
-Rose had another opportunity in the 41st minute from the right side of the box and about 12 yards out. The shot was saved, but bobbled by the Norse goalkeeper before it was finally corralled to keep the score at 1-0 in favor of Luther heading into halftime.
-After a Norse penalty in the 50th minute, Lauren Cangelosi had a free kick from 19 yards out but her shot went right into the Luther wall.
-The Spartans had another free kick minutes later, Cangelosi sent the free kick into the box, leading to a scrum where Natalie Dienstbach was taken down and UD was awarded a penalty kick. Lexus Rose, who was 2-for-2 on penalty kicks heading into the game, took the penalty kick and was denied by a diving Norse goalie in the bottom, left corner of the net.
-McKenna Young got a look at the net in the 75th minute, when a bouncing ball came to her but the shot went high.
-UD kept getting free kick, this one came in the 77th minute. Lauren Cangelosi’s line drive shot missed everyone and everything and went just wide left of the net.
-Luther tried to go for the dagger in the 86th minute after a Spartan misplay led to a Norse fast break but the shot sailed high to keep the Spartans alive.
-The Spartans had one last push in the 88th minute with yet another free kick from about 25 yards out but the Norse cleared it out without the Spartans being able to get a shot off.

-The loss drops the Spartans to fourth place in the final American Rivers Conference standings
-The Spartans outshot the Norse 11-8 in the contest, including 7-3 in the second half.
-Lexus Rose had five of UD's 11 shots. 

For the Spartans
Goalie: Victoria Roethler – 90:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves
Scorers: none

For the Norse
Goalie: Kennedy Bergren – 90:00, 0 GA, 5 Saves
Scorers:Marta Springer (12’)

Up Next
The Spartans will host Central on Saturday night in the first round of the American Rivers Conference Tournament at 3:00 p.m.

A-R-C Tournament Seeds
1. Loras
2. Wartburg
3. Luther
4. UD
5. Central
6. Coe