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Bublitz and Harmon named to All-GPAC Second Team

November 13, 2017, in Athletics, Women's Soccer

Merle Bublitz

Merle Bublitz and Paytn Harmon were named to the 2017 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Soccer Second Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.

Bublitz, a junior forward from Burgwedel, Germany, was the Mustangs’ leading scorer this season with 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points. She scored the game winning goal in two of the Mustangs’ eight victories.

Bublitz, a 2015 first-team All-GPAC selection, is the ninth leading scorer in Morningside history with 62 career points and 18 career goals. She is 10th in the Mustangs’ record book with 18 career assists.

Harmon, a freshman defender from Piedmont, S.D., was a defensive standout for a Morningside team that limited its opposition to averages of 11.1 shots and 1.72 goals per game. Aside from her defensive exploits, Harmon was the Mustangs’ third leading scorer with five goals and three assists for 13 points.

Paytn Harmon

In addition to their two second-team selections, the Mustangs’ Melody Culbertson, a freshman midfielder from Rapid City, S.D.; Bailey Powers, a freshman defender from Chino Hills, Calif.; and Chloe Wetzbarger, a junior midfielder from Sioux City, were named to the All-GPAC honorable mention list.

Culbertson ranked third on the Mustangs with four assists. Wetzbarger was the Mustangs’ second leading scorer with eight goals and one assist for 17 points.

Morningside posted an 8-10 record during the 2017 season and finished eighth in the GPAC standings with a 4-6 league record.

Click here for the complete 2017 All-GPAC Women's Soccer Team.