ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (Blugolds) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's soccer team opened the 2016 season on Thursday, falling to the College of Saint Benedict 2-1 in overtime.
The Blugolds (0-1) scored in the first 15 minutes of the game, and held onto that lead for the next 70-plus minutes.
A tough Eau Claire defense was able to keep the Blazers at bay until the 83rd minute when CSB's Jane Koch found the back of the net. The score remained tied as regulation ended seven minutes later, but Koch struck again in overtime to capture the win.
The Blugolds will host their home-opener on Saturday against St. Olaf with an 11 a.m. start.
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