Women's Soccer falls 1-0 in playoff finals

Photo by Haley Staffon
Photo by Haley Staffon

Marta Anderson's chip goal in the 16th minute found the top of the net for the game's only goal and propelled No. 3-seed Augsburg to a 1-0 win over host and top-seed St. Thomas in Saturday's MIAC Women's Soccer playoff championship game at South Field.

The Auggies (17-4-1) avenged a 2-1 loss to St. Thomas from seven days earlier on the same field and ended a 10-game home win streak for St. Thomas. They take the conference' automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs.

The No. 14-ranked Tommies (17-2-1) will await Monday's NCAA bracket announcements for a probable at-large berth.

Coach Sheila McGill's Toms, who have allowed just five goals in 20 games this season, started the week No. 2 in the North Region rankings. St. Thomas has made nine NCAA tournament appearances but none since 2009.

St. Thomas had a 6-2 edge in shots on goal but only managed one corner kick to two for Augsburg.