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MLC women, men knocked out of playoffs

Women’s soccer

DULUTH — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end in a 2-0 loss at St. Scholastica in the semifinal round of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championships on Wednesday.

The Saints finished the season atop the UMAC standings with an unbeaten 8-0 conference record and proved too much for the Knights, who entered the day with three straight wins over the last week.

Morgan Friday opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 19th minute, and added another just 2:50 later in the 22nd minute off a corner kick to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.

That would be all CSS would need, as it held the Knights to one shot on goal for the game on the way to the win.

Erika Rosenbaum was credited with MLC’s shot on goal. Keeper Mollie Fischer finished with six saves on eight CSS shots on goal.

The Knights finished the season 8-10-1 overall following the loss. CSS improved to 13-7-0 and advanced to Saturday’s conference championship game with the win.

Men’s soccer

SUPERIOR — The MLC men’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 6-0 loss at UW-Superior in the semifinal round of the UMAC Championships on Wednesday.

The Yellowjackets opened the scoring early in the fourth minute on a goal by Blake Perry, and then scored four times in a span of 6:21 midway through the half to push their lead to 5-0 at the half.

Neither team was able to generate much offensively in the second half until UWS capped the scoring with a goal in the 84th minute.

The Yellowjackets were credited with 30 shots in the game, 16 of which were on goal.

MLC keeper Joshua Higgins saved 10 of the 16 UWS shots on goal.

The Knights closed the season with a 6-13-2 record following the loss. UWS improved to 15-3-2 on the season and advanced to the championship game of the UMAC Championships with the win.

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