MORRIS, MINN. - University of Minnesota, Morris coach Dan Magner became the winningest women's soccer coach in school history Saturday with a 4-0 win over the North Central Rams. It was Magner's 74th career win with the Cougars.
Four different Cougars scored, all in the second half, to give UMM the victory.
Early in the first half the Cougars looked poised for a goal as they constantly were finding their way into the Rams' box, but could not find the back of the net. Ally Heida had UMM's best chance to score in the first half when she lined up at the spot for a penalty kick in the 34th minute. Her shot hit the right post and off the keeper out of bounds keeping the Eagles and Cougars tied at zero heading in to the halftime break.
Morris had 15 shots in the first half, but only two fell on goal. Justine Wolf led the Cougars with four shots in the first half. Heida and Katie Kestner had the two shots on goal for UMM.
The Cougars had golden chances early in the second half as well with a pair of breakaways, but it was the Rams' keeper, Noelle Stordock, who made two big saves.
The offense then exploded in the 67th minute when Emma LaChance crossed the ball in the box and Rachael Berns put it home for the 1-0 lead.
Just over two minutes later Kelsi Kolle chested the ball in to the net on a cross from Zoe Bergstrom.
Thirteen minutes later LaChance scored her second goal of the year after receiving a cross from Sarah Timpane.
Less than eight minutes later and just before the final horn sounded, Heida scored off a free kick from about 18 yards out to make the final score 4-0.