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Women's Soccer extends streak, secures playoff bye

Women's Soccer extends streak, secures playoff bye

Tessa Trettel scored the game's only goal in the 52nd minute as host Tommie Women's Soccer finished off a 1-0 MIAC win over St. Catherine on a cold Wednesday afternoon at South Field.

St. Thomas (13-2-2 overall, 8-1-1 MIAC) remains in a first-place tie with Augsburg with one game to play in the regular season.

The Toms secured a first-round playoff bye and will host a semifinal playoff game next Wednesday at 2 p.m., after a 11:30 a.m. Tommie men's playoff contest.

Kate Heimer and Callie Haertle notched the assists for the Purple, who pushed their unbeaten streak to 10 (8-0-2) and their home unbeaten streak to 22. Sarah Pasternak was in net and had two saves as the defense recorded its ninth shutout of the season. The Toms are 7-2 this season in games decided by one goal.

St. Thomas plays Saturday at St. Mary's (3:30 p.m.) and can secure at least a share of the MIAC championship with a victory. The Tommies are looking to secure a fourth conference crown in five seasons, and the eighth in program history