Hastings defeated Morningside 2-0 in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round matchup in the GPAC Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Niccole McGuire

Morningside bowed out of the GPAC Post-Season Women’s Soccer Tournament with a 2-0 loss against nationally ranked Hastings in Tuesday’s quarterfinals in Hastings, Neb.

The Mustangs finished the season with a record of 5-12-2, while the 21st-ranked Broncos will move on to the GPAC semifinals with a 15-3-1 record.

Tuesday’s quarterfinal round matchup pitted the two teams that played in last year’s GPAC Post-Season Tournament Championship Game, which the Broncos won 2-1.

Hastings, which defeated the Mustangs 3-1 in this season’s opening weekend of league play, dominated the quarterfinal round contest with a 37-3 shot advantage.

Freshman goal keeper Niccole McGuire came up with a season’s high 16 saves to keep the Mustangs within striking distance. Her 16 saves established a new Morningside post-season record, breaking the former record of 15 saves by Kyla Marking against Hastings in 2003.

The Broncos scored both of their goals in the first half. Megan Kruse opened the scoring at the 25-minute mark and Taylor Geis tacked on an insurance goal with just under four minutes left before the intermission.

The goal by Geis was her 18th of the season, while the goal by Kruse was her 13th score of the campaign.

Hastings goal keeper Mallory Taylor came up with a save on a shot by Amy Samuelson on the Mustangs’ only shot on goal of the contest.

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