UMD FREEZES OUT MARY 2-0
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Saturday afternoon featured chilling temperatures and stiff winds at James S. Malosky Stadium, and the University of Minnesota Duluth looked more than prepared to play in frigid weather. The Bulldogs put on a dominant performance from the outset, controlling the play in a 2-0 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over the University of Mary.
UMD showcased sound possession and ball movement early in the first half. Sophomore forward Maureen Stormont was able to get in the box and create an opportunity right off the opening kick, but the Bulldogs would not strike until junior forward Dani Potter scored her third goal of the season with just over a minute remaining in the first half. Potter ended up with the ball off a feed from sophomore midfieder Hannah Keil and drove it through traffic to send UMD into intermission nursing a 1-0 advantage.
Potter buried again (her team-leading fourth goal of the year) on a penalty kick in the 75h minute. The White Bear Lake, Minn., native approached calmly and beat the Mary goalkeeper with a slow dribbler to the right corner. The Marauders attempted to ramp up the aggression late, but could not beat freshman goalkeeper Marissa Rosa, who finished with two saves. Rosa has not been scored on in three career home outings and sports a 270:00 shutout streak at Malosky.
The Bulldogs wrap up the weekend Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Minot State University
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