St. Scholastica Women’s Soccer Team’s Conference Winning Streak Ends at 99
The University of Minnesota-Morris Cougars women’s soccer team (3-2) had a good weekend. They were 1-2 heading into the weekend and then defeated Northland College of Ashland, Wis., on Friday by a score of 7-0. Morris then took on perennial UMAC winner St. Scholastica (3-3-1) on Saturday afternoon in Duluth. The result was a 1-0 win, which was a nice result for the Cougars but not necessarily remarkable. What was remarkable was that the last time Morris defeated the Saints was also in Duluth but way back on October 12, 2003, a 2-1 result. Even more remarkable was that with Saturday’s result and the win in Oct. of 2003, Morris bookended a 99-game conference winning streak by the the St. Scholastica Saints.
The Cougars’ Christina Mollan scored in the 7th minute after pouncing on a loose ball and finishing nicely by putting Morris up 1-0. After that it was all St. Scholastica on their own homecoming as they outshot Morris 14-4 and forced Cougars goalkeeper Rikki Beaver into 6 saves.
St. Scholastica keeper Kelsey Reeves was never called on the entire match to make a save as her team valiantly attempted to stretch their streak to 100 matches. But it wasn’t meant to be and the record books will now hold the Saints as having a 99-game conference win streak in women’s soccer in the UMAC.