Struggles continues against St. Catherine

by Brock Borgeson

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Women’s soccer’s offensive struggles persisted on Wednesday, as they were blanked 4-0, the eighth time women’s soccer has been shoutout in their 14 games of play this season.

The Wildcats of St. Catherine (4-6-1, 1-4-1 MIAC) got their scoring started on junior Grace Lowry’s first career goal, coming in the 16th minute.

Simpson (2-11-1, 0-2-1 IIAC) would keep the game within one score until Nina Bukowski got the Wildcats started with the three goal second half, scoring on a cross in the 50th minute.

Just six minutes later Ellen Kokes picked up some lose trash in the box, eventually putting one past Kristin Riley in goal. St. Catherine tacked on their final goal of the afternoon on an unassisted score by Anna Pedersen in the 76th minute.

Once again, the women’s soccer team was heavily outshot, allowing 17 Wildcat’s while only mustering up three for themselves. Kristin Riley tacked on another four saves, all coming the first half.

A lack of consistency in putting pressure on the goal has brought the women’s soccer team a harsh goal scoring margin, which sits at -2.03 per game.

The Storm reset their eyes on conference play this Saturday as they host a 7-6 Loras DuHawks team. This game is slated for a 2 p.m. start at Buxton Stadium.