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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • S&T women's soccer climbs back to .500

  • Lady Miners win twice over the weekend.
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  • The Missouri S&T women's soccer team climbed back to the .500 mark with a 1-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference win over Missouri-St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.
    S&T got the win despite being outshot 12-6 and 4-3 in shots on goal. It's the third shutout of the season for the Lady Miners.
    For the third time in the last four games S&T (3-3-2 overall and GLVC) scored first. Kimberly Ekholm recorded her first goal of the season with 14:08 left in the opening period when she knocked home a shot that was deflected by a Triton (4-5-1, 2-5-1 GLVC) defender and into the goal.
    UMSL had a chance to tie the game late in the first half, but Kaitlyn Deister turned the shot away in the final two minutes.
    The Tritons had a 5-4 edge but the Lady Miners put two on frame compared to one for UMSL.
    The Tritons controlled play for much of the second half recording seven shots in the stanza, but the S&T defense held strong with Deister making two saves and the defense saving a header from going in with less than five minutes to play.
    The Lady Miners have won five of the last seven meetings against UMSL.
    S&T returns home Friday taking on the 20th ranked Bulldogs of Truman State beginning at 5 p.m.

    Friday
    At St. Louis, St. Louis native Sarah Hostler's goal with 33 minutes left in regulation proved to be the difference in Missouri S&T's 2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) win at Maryville on Friday afternoon.
    The Lady Miners were outshot by host Saints 7-5, but S&T had the edge in shots on goal 5-4.
    The two sides played to a scoreless draw in the opening 45 minutes. The first 15 minutes of the second half proved to be a different story. Kelsey Salzman broke the tie scoring her first goal of the season 4:43 into the second stanza taking a pass from Catherine Hawn then chipping it over the keeper's head from 15 yards out.
    Maryville (0-8-1, 0-6-1 GLVC) tied the game almost six minutes later on a penalty kick. Shannon Foley got dragged down in the penalty area and converted the chance for her second of the season.
    The Lady Miners needed less than a minute to answer. Hostler's first shot was denied, but she stayed with it and headed one over the keeper for her third tally of the season. Kimberly Ekholm was credited with an assist on the play.
    Madison Gibler made three saves in goal to pick up her first win of the season.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Saints outshot S&T in the second half 5-4, but all four of the Lady Miners chances came on goal.
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