The Regis Rangers women's soccer team recorded their first loss 3-2 today against the Minnesota State University Mavericks from Mankato. The loss brings their record to 3-1-0 overall.
Mankato scored first in the 20th minute of play. There was a missed clear by the Ranger defense, Maverick Brittany Henry gained possession, dribbled twice and then scored to bring the score 1-0 in favor of Minnesota.
For the second Maverick goal, the ball was played from the left side into the middle. In the 57th minute, Maverick midfielder Brianne West delivered the ball to forward Nicole Dooher who pushed it by the goalie to the right side of the goal.
The Mavericks were not done yet however, as Ashley Harlan passed the ball to Kari Becker who delivered it to the back of the Ranger net.
The Rangers managed to put a stop on Minnesota's scoring, but could only put down two goals of their own. In the 80th minute, midfielder Rachel McMahon received the ball from forward Jordan Miller. McMahon then launched the ball to the back of the net for the first Ranger goal of the game.
Head coach J.B. Belzer said "It's disappointing to lose. We've got to figure out how to play with energy over 90 minutes on a Sunday." He also said "I give full credit to Mankato. They are a worthy opponent and we are looking forward to earning another opportunity to playing them in the future.
Maverick goalkeep Molly McGough will record the win having eight saves and allowing only two goals. Goalkeeper Ellen Augsburger allowed three goals and had one save on the day.