UM-Morris slips past MLC in women’s soccer

NEW ULM — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team fell to University of Minnesota-Morris by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action.

The two teams remained scoreless until the Cougars finally opened the scoring with a long distance goal in the 43rd minute to take a 1-0 lead into the half.

The Knights tied the game in the first minute of the second half thanks to a long-distance goal from Rachel Bitter. The Cougars broke the tie in the 80th minute with another goal from outside the box, and then held on the rest of the way for the win.

MLC fell to 1-5 on the season and 1-2 in UMAC play in defeat.

Volleyball loses twice

MANKATO — The Martin Luther College volleyball team dropped both matches of a tough triangular on Tuesday. The Knights lost 3-0 to host Bethany Lutheran before losing 3-1 to Minnesota Morris to close the day.

BLC 3, MLC 0 (26-24, 25-15, 25-20)

MLC opened the day with a three-set loss to host BLC Tuesday afternoon.

The teams went back and forth in the first set, but the Vikings scored the game’s final two points to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

MLC was unable to control its miscues in the match, committing 22 hitting errors and eight service errors as the Vikings closed the match in three games.

Ruth Buchholz led the team with eight kills. Jewel St. Germaine recorded 15 assists, while Kati Aguilar finished with a team-high 11 digs.

UMM 3, MLC 1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-15)

The Knights battled UMM for three sets before falling in four to close the day. UMM took the first set, but MLC roared back to tie the match 1-1.

The Knights held a 22-20 lead late in the third set, but the Cougars came back to score the final five points of that game before winning the fourth and final set to take the match 3-1.

St. Germaine set a career-high with 30 assists to go with 13 digs.