CHICAGO – Augsburg scored one goal in each half to hand the MSOE women's soccer team a 2-0 loss in the NCAA Tournament First Round Saturday afternoon at the University of Chicago.
The Raiders (17-4-1) saw their record-breaking season come to an end, while the Augies (18-4) advance to the second round Sunday to play the host Maroons.
Augsburg struck first in the 27th minute when Ashley St. Aubin slotted home a slot for a 1-0 lead. The home team designate would double its advantage in the 73rd minute, capitalizing on a losse ball to add an insurance score.
The Raiders were not without their scoring chances, but found it hard to go forward against a vaunted Augie defense coming in.
The Red & White conceded an 18-9 shot advantage, including 10-4 in shots on goal, and a deficit of 7-1 in corner kicks.
Senior Haley Anderson started in goal and made eight saves on the day, including several sprawling, impressive stops. Marissa Guillou stopped four shots for Augsburg, which entered the tournament with a 0.38 goals against average.
MSOE set school records for wins in a season, consecutive wins (eight), while winning its first league regular season championship with a perfect 10-0 record. The Raiders won their second-straight NACC Tournament Championship and were playing in their second-straight NCAA Tournament.