Saints report: CSS men's soccer wins second straight MIAC road game
Huffington and Friday lead way as Saints off to good start in new conference.
Finigan Huffington and Nolan Friday scored first-half goals as St. Scholastica won its second-straight MIAC road game, this time 2-0 over St. Mary’s Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Ochrymowycz Field in Winona, Minnesota.
Huffington got the scoring started at 23:58 on an assist by Romario Willis while Friday, a senior midfielder and Duluth East product, added another tally less than 7 minutes later.
Liam Lothian had the five-save shutout for the Saints (5-3 overall, 2-1 MIAC) while Daniel Sessler had seven saves for St. Mary’s (3-4, 0-3).
It was the first meeting between the programs since 1994. St. Scholastica, in its first season in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is ranked ninth in the latest NCAA Division III Region IX poll.
Saints capture Chalice traveling trophy
While St. Scholastica’s game with Wisconsin-River Falls will officially go down as a 1-1 nonconference tie, the Saints maintain the traveling trophy in the series, “The Chalice,” after prevailing 4-3 in a shootout following the second overtime.
Wisconsin-River Falls junior Moya Murray opened the scoring at 20:54, and that’s how it would stay for an hour of play before CSS’ Mckenzie Nelson scored the neutralizer on an assist from Duluth native Morgan Friday at 81:38.
In the shootout, the clincher was when Nelson scored on her attempt and goalkeeper Brianna Jorgenson then stopped the Falcons’ attempt.
Jorgenson finished with a career-high 10 saves for CSS (1-4-2) while Grace Zellmer had 12 saves for River Falls (4-5-1).
The Saints have retained The Chalice every year since 2017.
Oles sweep Saints in MIAC opener
Madison Gully had 13 kills and Catherine Moore had 12 kills to lead St. Olaf to a 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 victory over St. Scholastica in their MIAC opener at Reif Gym.
Brynne Gray paced the offense with 22 set assists while adding 11 digs and Selena Rodriguez posted a team-high 24 digs for the Oles (4-5, 1-0).
Madissen Burns had eight kills to lead St. Scholastica while Jessica Remer contributed seven kills and 14 digs. Katie Brostrom had 27 set assists and Alicia Draper led the defense with 16 digs for the Saints (0-4, 0-1).