WAVERLY, Iowa - Tommie women's soccer went on the road and brought back a big non-conference win over Wartburg on Wednesday night at the Wartburg Soccer Field. St. Thomas defeated the Knights 2-1 under the lights to improve to 7-1-1 on the year, while Wartburg drops to 6-3-1 overall.
The Tommies wasted little time getting on the scoreboard in Wednesday's contest. Junior Emma Theis scored her second goal of the year just three and a half minutes into the game to put her team on top 1-0 on just the second shot of the game.
St. Thomas continued to put the pressure on the Wartburg defense, putting up two more shots and three corner kicks before the Knights found the back of the net in the 27th minute. Morgan Neuendorf took advantage of a 2-on-1 situation to score her sixth goal of the year and send the two teams to halftime tied 1-1.
Though the numbers were even through the first 45 minutes, the second half swung the way of purple, as the Tommies went on to out shoot the Knights 11-2 in the second half, including an 8-0 advantage in shots on net.
St. Thomas got the eventual game-winner less than 10 minutes into the second half when Mallory DeBoom put home her seventh goal of the year. DeBoom used an assist from senior Brielle Bierman to put the Tommies on top for good as the defense locked down and the offense continued to press on for the remainder of the evening.
UST finished with a 19-7 shot advantage and 14-3 shots on goal count in its favor. The Knights created six corner kick chances, compared to five for the Tommies.
In goal, freshman Katie Lynn allowed her first goal of her collegiate career, but kept her perfect record intact. She is now 6-0-0 on the season. Beth Crow made 11 saves in the loss for Wartburg.
St. Thomas will be back in action again on Saturday when it makes the short trip down Summit Avenue to take on Macalester for a 3:30 p.m. kick.