The University of Minnesota, Morris women's soccer team lost a pair of close matches to St. Scholastica and Northland College last weekend.
After opening Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play 2-0, UMM has now lost two straight and sits at 2-2 on the season after two weeks of league play.
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The Cougars fell to St. Scholastica 1-0 on the road Saturday, Sept. 25.
In a defensive battle, the first shot didn't come until the 24th minute by Katie Kestner. The game remained tied 0-0 until the 44th minute, when a shot by Shannon Carlson got behind the UMM goalkeeper Emily Jacob and into the net to give St. Scholastica a 1-0 lead right before half time.
It remained a close battle in the second half between UMM and CSS, with few shots to spare. The Saints' defense was tough to get through, not allowing the Cougars to get a shot on goal. Jacob played strong for UMM by not allowing a goal for the rest of the game.
The Cougars struggled to score goals Sunday in a 2-0 loss to Northland College.
Northland got one goal in each half to crawl within a game of the .500 mark in conference play.
The Cougars weren't held scoreless for lack of chances, as they outshot Northland 11-7 in the match, including a 6-2 difference in the second half. An efficient LumberJill team landed five of those seven shots on goal, with two finding the back of the net.
The Cougars were less successful with only two of their 11 shots going on goal. Taylor Meehan and Leah Parker each had a shot in goal in the match, with Meehan leading the way with three total shots.
Four players had multiple shots, and six different players fired off at least one shot.
Emily Jacob played all 90:00 minutes between the pipes, and falls to 3-5-0 on the season.
Next up the Cougars return home to host Bethany Lutheran and Martin Luther on Oct. 1 and 2, respectively