Mustangs tie two school records during women's soccer season
December 15, 2016, in Women's Soccer
Morningside tied a pair of school records during the 2016 women’s soccer season.
The Mustangs tied their single-game record for fewest shots allowed when they held Dakota Wesleyan University without a shot in a 2-0 victory on Oct. 5 in Mitchell, S.D. Morningside tied a record it had achieved six times before, most recently during the 2008 season in a 1-0 victory against Jamestown College.
Niccole McGuire, a junior goal keeper from Rapid City, S.D., tied a Morningside single-season record when she had three consecutive shutouts in a 1-0 victory against Northwestern College on Oct. 26, a 0-0 tie against Northwestern where the Mustangs advanced on penalty kicks in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament Quarterfinals on Nov. 1, and a 1-0 triumph against Hastings College in the GPAC Tournament Semifinals on Nov. 5. McGuire tied a record that had been achieved four times before, most recently by Felicia Reimann during the 2013 season.
McGuire was the goal keeper of record in all but one of the Mustangs’ contests this season. She finished with a record of 9-8-2 with six shutouts, 79 saves and a goals against average of 1.45 goals per game. Her six shutouts was the third highest single-season total in Morningside history. McGuire’s nine goal keeper wins ranked sixth and her 1.45 goals against average and .526 goal keeper winning percentage ranked eighth among the Mustangs’ single-season bests.
McGuire ranks second in Morningside history with 25 career goal keeper victories, third with 10 career shutouts, and fourth with 252 career saves. She is the Mustangs’ all-time post-season leader with 59 saves, four goal keeper victories, and two shutouts.
Amy Grause, a senior forward from Sioux City, led the Mustangs in all of the offensive scoring categories with team-high totals of 12 goals and five assists for 29 points. Grause provided the game winning goal in five of the Mustangs’ victories for the sixth highest single-season total in Morningside history.
Grause finished her career as the sixth leading scorer in Morningside history with 99 career points. She scored 37 goals and dealt 25 assists over her Mustang career for the fifth highest totals in the Morningside record book. Grause had 12 game winning goals for the fourth highest career total in school history.
Morningside finished the 2016 season with a record of 10-8-2. The Mustangs finished fourth in the GPAC regular season standings with a 6-3-1 league record and advanced to the championship game of the GPAC Tournament, where they lost 3-1 against Concordia University.