Strong team effort lifts Mustangs past Jamestown
On Oct. 6, the Morningside Mustangs women’s soccer program hosted the Jamestown Jimmies in their first match at Morningside as full members of the GPAC. The Mustangs walked away from the pitch with a 1-0 win over the visitors from Jamestown, N.D. The Jimmies were receiving receiving votes in the national rankings last week.
In the 16th minute of the first half, Merle Bublitz, a senior from Burgwedel, Germany, was fouled just outside of the penalty box and awarded a free kick. Bublitz found the top corner of the goal, just beyond the Jimmies’ keeper’s outstretched hands, for what ended up being the lone goal of the match.
“I’m really proud of the girls about how hard they played,” said Head Coach Tom Maxon after the match. “I’m really excited that they saw that all they have to do is put in the effort and we can have results like this.”
Morningside was able to take seven shots on goal in the game, while limiting Jamestown to just three.
“We put pressure on up front and played really good in the midfield. Everyone played well. It was a matter of coming out strong and challenging every single ball,” stated Maxon.
The Mustangs take their 5-5-1 record on the road on Wed. Oct. 10, visiting Midland University in Fremont, Neb. for a 5:00 p.m. contest.