BY JACKSON GERBER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Augsburg University Women’s Soccer team bounced back from a tough loss to UW- Eau Claire and scored a key 3-0 win over Gustavus Adolphus College last Saturday at Edor Nelson Field. The win keeps the Auggies in the top of the MIAC with 13 total points followed closely by St. Olaf at 12.
Gabriela Encarnacion, a sophomore transfer from St. Mary’s in Maryland, scored the lone goal in the first half. Encarnacion took a long feed from junior Jessy Wiskofske inside the penalty box, and her shot bounced off both goalposts and eventually found the back of the net. The goal was Encarnacion’s first as an Auggie.
Sophomore Ashley St. Aubin scored her team and MIAC-leading 11th goal of the season just under two minutes into the second half. First Year Annelise Peterson found St. Aubin on a centering pass from the right side, and St. Aubin punched it in over the goalie’s head to put the Auggie’s up 2-0. The third goal of the night was scored on a Gustie’s own goal as a centering pass from St. Aubin bounced off a Gustavus defender and into the net.
Each team had 13 shots on the night as St. Aubin led the Auggies with six. Freshman Nicole Ryan followed with three shots of her own. Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Chapman relied on a career-high nine saves to record her first shutout win of the season and second of her career.
The Auggies will host Hamline, who is fifth in the MIAC rankings, on Oct. 7 before traveling to take on Macalester on Oct. 10.
Featured photo of Ashley St. Aubin by Noah Anderson
This article first appeared in the Friday, October 6, 2017, Edition of The Echo.