Women’s soccer falls to St. Norbert

Andy King

A tough second half defeat by the Green Knights brought the women’s soccer team’s Midwest Conference season to an end Saturday in De Pere, Wisc. Senior captain Jackie Bean scored her first goal of the season in the 10th minute of play with an assist coming from fellow senior Ali Blegen, getting the Vikings off to an early lead. However, St. Norbert was able to answer one minute later to level the score.
Freshman Natalie Jin finished in the 21st minute, again giving the Lady Vikes a lead. The Green Knights were once again able to answer the Viking finish with a goal of their own immediately off the kickoff. The ball was quickly played down field, and a ball that was served in ended up trickling into the goal.
At the half the game was tied. Coming out into the second half, St. Norbert brought up their intensity and was able to score in the 49th minute. The Lady Vikings were not able to score any more goals in the match and were unable to produce as many opportunities.
The Green Knights were able to post two more goals, one in the 55th and another in the 73rd minute. At full-time the score stood 5-2, bringing an end to Midwest Conference season play for the Vikes. The women’s soccer team plays a non-conference match against Carthage College on Oct. 31 for their final game of the season.

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