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Simpson women’s soccer playing strong as of late on the pitch

by Aaron Young

Despite beginning the 2013 season on a 0-5 mark, the Simpson women’s soccer team is on the roll, winning two-straight over Fontbonne and Westminster.
 
The Storm (2-5) defeated Fontbonne Sept. 13 by a score of 1-0 and on Sept. 16 over Westminster 3-1.
 
Even though Simpson has been outscored by its opponents 8-6 in its first seven games, many key highlights came be taken away from the Storm’s most recent success.
 
The Storm has six different players who have scored one goal so far this year including a duo of juniors: midfielder Madison Densmore and forward Amber Johnson, a duo of sophomores: midfielder Kate Morford and forward Amy Loverin and a duo of freshmen: midfielder Rachel Muse and forward Maddie Thomas. Muse also has two assists, while Johnson and Morford have one of their own.
 
Sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Cox is second in both saves and save percentage. Cox has already recorded 44 saves this season, averaging 7.33 saves per game, which leads the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Her .830 save percentage ranks second in
the IIAC.
 
Simpson welcomes the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to Buxton Stadium Sept. 21. That game will follow the UW-River Falls vs. Simpson College football game, with a start-time of 5 p.m.

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