Mustangs drop home finale
Morningside’s women’s soccer team fell to league leader Hastings College 1-0 on Oct. 24 in the Mustangs’ home finale.
The Broncos, who are ranked number 13 in the nation, picked up the game winner off of a well-placed penalty kick 33 minutes into the first half that skimmed past senior goalkeeper Tristan Beaulieu’s outstretched hands. Beaulieu had five saves on the night.
“They played great,” said Tom Maxon of his team. “They stuck with the game plan. We got unlucky to get a penalty kick against us off an unlucky handball at the wrong spot and time. The girls do a fairly good job of doing what we ask them to do. We constantly fiddle with the formation and the roles that everyone plays, and they just really do a good job of listening and trying to do what we tell them to do.”
Morningside rattled off 15 shots in the game, three of which were on goal. The Mustangs were led by senior Merle Bublitz, with seven shots. Senior Kylee Goodvin and sophomore Paytn Harmon had two shots apiece.
“I’m really happy with both teams and what they’ve accomplished,” reflected Maxon after the men’s game. “The girls lost to Hastings by a goal, they lost to Midland by a goal, they lost to Concordia by a goal in double overtime. They’re right there with the top teams. They’re working super hard and I’m proud of them.”
The Mustangs wrap up the regular season at Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. contest.