Women’s Soccer lose final road game of season against UNI, 3-1

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter

SIU’s Women’s Soccer team (0-14-1, 0-6 MVC) made their final road trip of the season this weekend to Cedar Falls Iowa to play the Panthers (6-8-2, 3-3-1 MVC) where they lost, 3-1.

The Salukis were outshot on the day by a 5-14 margin, with only three of their shots being on goal. SIU also out fouled the Panthers 6-0 and allowed more corner kicks by the Panthers by a margin of 9-6.

Highlighting the match for the Salukis was junior midfielder Christy Murauskis, who tallied SIU’s lone goal on the day on her only shot attempt. Also tallying shots on goal were junior forward Emma Spotak and freshman midfielder Ashley Scesniak, who tallied one each.


Junior goalkeeper Maddy Alaluf started at goalie for the Salukis. She gave up all three goals but tallied three saves for herself as well.

The first half didn’t go the greatest for the Salukis, as they only tallied two shots compared to the Panther’s nine. SIU also ended the first half down 2-0. UNI’s first goal came within the first nine minutes of play by freshman forward Ashley Harrington. The Panthers doubled their lead with less than three minutes left of play at the 42:20 mark with a goal by junior defender Sandra Thimen. 

The second half went a little better for the Salukis, as they tallied their fifth goal of the year at the 65:33 mark by Murauskis. However, a goal from UNI by Thimen at the 81 minute mark sealed the game for the Panthers at 3-1. Thimen was assisted by Harrington on the play as well.

The Salukis will come home to play their final game of the season on Thursday Oct 28 against Indiana State University with a 4 p.m kickoff time.

Sports reporter Joseph Bernard can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @Jojobernard2001. 

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