UMC enters the weekend with a record of 1-8-1.
The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s soccer team will head west to North Dakota for two matches with University of Mary (Friday, October 5 at 3 p.m.), and Minot State University (Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m.).
Maggee Hodgdon (Fr. Newberg, Ore.) has been solid as a newcomer for the Golden Eagles. Hodgdon leads the way in goals with three, points with six, and shots with fifteen.
Vanessa Shelton (So. Tacoma, Wash.), Lindsey Daml (Jr. North Pole, Alaska), and Jessica Withrow (So. Gardnerville, Nev.) have been playing well as of late offensively. On the season, the trio of underclassmen have two points each, and will play a big part in the offense this weekend.
After giving up three goals in the second half last Friday, and four overall against Southwest Minnesota State, the Golden Eagles bounced back nicely on Sunday afternoon against Sioux Falls, giving up just one goal early on in the game.
A big part of that defense has been the sophomore goalkeeper from Windsor, Ont., Athena DiMario Done. In the two homecoming matches last weekend, Done made 27 saves, including 18 from the Mustangs. On the season, DiMario Done has a goals allowed average of 2.10, while making 57 saves. Her save percentage continues to rise by the game. Currently it sits at .826.
The Marauders are coached by UMary alum Sarah Cook. Following her All-American career as a player for the Marauders, Cook spent some time coaching at the high school ranks, before going back to her alma mater has head coach in 2012. Cook is currently in her sixth season as head coach of the Marauders.
Senior Caylin Cathey has been the Marauders go to on the offensive side this season. The native of Billings, Montana has six goals on twelve shots, to go along with 13 points. Hannah Richter has seven points, which is good for second on the team.
In goal, the majority of the starts have gone to freshman Madisyn Waltman. Waltman has started eight of the nine games this season. Waltman hasn’t let many balls get past her this season, allowing 11 goals, and carries a goals allowed average of 1.32 coming into this season. Her record stands at 2-5-1 on the season.
Offensively, the Beavers lean on Sofia Lewis, and Haley Berryman to do the bulk of their scoring. Lewis leads Minot State with 17 points, including six goals, and five assists. When the game is on the line, the Beavers look to Lewis as well, as she has two game winning goals on the season. Berryman has 11 points to her credit, with five goals on the season.
Sydnee Canales, and Jordyn Cook are threats with the ball on their foot as well, with five points each.
Defensively, the Beavers have allowed just 12 goals on the season. Erin Rafferty has started 10 games this season and has a goals against average of just under one, at .93. Rafferty has a win-loss record of 5-3-2 for the Beavers.