Kevin Sethre, Staff Writer
The Augsburg women’s soccer team finished up non-conference play over the weekend with a dominant 5-0 win against University of Northwestern-St. Paul at Edor Nelson Field on Friday night and a 2-1 loss to St. Scholastica on the road in Duluth on Sunday.
Playing at home on Friday, the Auggies got an opening goal from Ashley St. Aubin, the team’s leading scorer, in the 16th minute. Gabriela Encarnacion scored during minutes 29 and 41 to give Augsburg a 3-0 advantage at the break. Barely two minutes into the second half, Callie Athey scored a long goal from outside of the box. A goal by Tess Ryan at the 80-minute mark made the score 5-0. In total, the Auggies outshot the Eagles 23-4, and had 12 shots on goal while Northwestern only managed 2. Including the most recent game, Augsburg is now 15-0 all time against the Eagles and have outscored them 63-4.
The Auggies got off on the right foot against St. Scholastica, taking an early lead courtesy of St. Aubin’s goal in the sixth minute. Despite taking shot after shot, however, Augsburg was unable to get another goal before the half. The Saints capitalized on a foul by Emily Chapman in the box, then equalized the score on the penalty kick at the 52 minute mark. They scored the winning goal at minute 67. The Auggies were dominant again, outshooting St. Scholastica 38-9, but were unable to get a second goal. The Saints’ goalkeeper had an amazing performance, and made an incredible 17 saves. This game was Augsburg’s first loss to St. Scholastica since the 2012 season.
This article was originally published in the September 27, 2019 issue.