Nov. 15, 2009

Courtesy of St. Scholastica

ST. PAUL – The St. Scholastica women’s soccer team was defeated tonight in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, falling to Macalester College 3-0 at Macalester Stadium.

Making their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the Saints knew they were in a fight under the lights at Macalester. The Scots defeated the Saints by the exact 3-0 score at Macalester Stadium in the second match of the season this year.

Macalester got its first goal 20 minutes into the match when with the CSS goalkeeper out of position due to a scramble; the Scots’ Emily Bardwell got the loose ball and put it in the net. That was the lone score of the first half.

In the second half, the Scots extended their lead to 2-0 with an Erica DeJong goal in the 63rd minute. Macalester put the match away less than five minutes later when Emily Bardwell scored her second of the night to make the final score 3-0.

Macalester out-shot St. Scholastica 21-5 as the Saints did not have a shot on goal. Erin Olejnicak (So.-Brainerd, Minn.) had five saves in the loss for the Saints. Rosie Glenn-Finer had the win in net for the Scots. Macalester had a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Saints finish with an overall record will be 17-4-2. Macalester moves on to face Concordia-Moorhead in the second round tomorrow.

CSS has to say goodbye to nine seniors, which is the winningest class in program history. The Saints will look to reload next season as the conference’s automatic-bid will come in to play with CSS in search of its fourth straight NCAA appearance.