MOORHEAD, Minn. (Blugolds.com) - After dropping its last two matches, the Blugold soccer team rebounded to beat 10th-ranked Concordia Moorhead (Minn.) 1-0 this afternoon.
Both the Cobbers and Blugolds took several shots early in the period, but the game remained scoreless until the 30:41 minute mark. Rachel Nerison (Jr.-Maple Grove, Minn.), assisted by Gina Williams (So.-Madison, Wis./Verona), found the back of the net for her second goal of the season and also gave the Blugolds the 1-0 advantage.
The Blugolds had several more shots on goal during the game – including three from Williams alone – but were denied by the Cobber goalie. In return, Eau Claire goalie Amanda Hakala (So.-Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area) staved off two more Cobber shots on goal during the second period, giving the Blugolds their second win of the season.
En route to the victory, Eau Claire outshot Concordia-Moorhead 16-8. Hakala played the entire 90 minutes and made two saves each period for a total of four saves during the game.
The Blugolds have had a fair amount of success against Concordia-Moorhead, as today's win improves the Blugolds to 7-2-0 all-time against the Cobbers. The victory also moves Eau Claire to 2-2-0 overall on the year.
Next Saturday, the Blugolds host UW-Oshkosh at Bollinger Field for Parents Weekend. Match time is set for 2 p.m.