Lions Women's Soccer Gets Nipped By Cougars

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MORRIS, Minn. (WLUC) – It was a goalkeeper showcase as the Finlandia University women’s soccer team (6-3-1) lost 1-0 to UM-Morris (2-4), Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field.

“Unfortunately, our mistakes showed on the score line today,” said head coach Grace Sokolow. “The things we did well went unrewarded with a tally. That’s soccer. We learned a lot and know exactly what we have to work on to be ready for the games this week.”

Freshman Sam Linteo and Bernadette Cienik came away with several great saves in the contest. At the 11:13 mark, Linteo knocked away a shot at the last minute.

In the second half, UM-Morris scored just 40 seconds in. Three minutes later, senior Kirsten L’Esperance and freshman Meaghan Maly had great scoring opportunities denied.

Finlandia had nine shots with four on goal and was called for 13 fouls. Linteo had five saves.

UM-Morris had 11 shots with six on goal, two corner kicks and was called for 12 fouls.

Finlandia returns home, Wednesday, Oct. 2 hosting Northland. The game is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m.