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HELENA, Mont. – When Carroll College women’s soccer last met Rocky Mountain, the game ended in a 0-0 draw on a rainy day in Billings. The sun was out for the rematch on Friday afternoon and the game was nearly as close but a first-half Carroll goal held up to give the Saints a 1-0 victory over the Bears.

Kayla Bayer scored the lone goal in the 30th minute. She beat her defender and sent a long shot across the face of the Rocky goalkeeper. The ball ricocheted off of the far post and bounced in for the score. 

The win moves Carroll to 11-1-3 on the season and 2-0-1 in Frontier Conference play. The Saints are unbeaten in eight consecutive matches.

The Saints men faced Rocky prior to the women's match and fell 4-1 to the Bears.

The Carroll women host Westminster on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Fans that attend the game can participate in a silent auction to purchase the pink jerseys that the team wore against Rocky and will wear against the Griffins.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.

HELENA, Mont. – The Carroll College women’s soccer team will again go all out for cancer awareness when they take the field Friday at 3:30 p.m. against Rocky Mountain and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Westminster wearing pink kits with green lettering.

The pink represents breast cancer awareness and the green is the official color of Lymphoma awareness, a disease that has had a big impact on the Carroll soccer team and head coach Dave Thorvilson.

Thorvilson’s mother passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and former Carroll player and assistant coach Erin Volz was impacted by the disease.

Volz was diagnosed with Lymphona halfway through her senior year at Carroll.

“It had a big effect on us,” Thorvilson said. “We are a really tight knit team and when that happened it was tough. The girls rallied to support her and we all wore green laces that season to show her our support.

“When we decided to do this this year we decided it would be a great opportunity to continue that with letters on the jerseys.”

The Saints are doing more than raising awareness. They are also using the opportunity to raise money that will stay in the community.

The jerseys worn by the team and two special pink game balls will be auctioned off. A silent auction will take place on tables that will be set up in the Nelson Stadium concourse before and during the games. The money raised will be donated to the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.

All the money generated by the auction will be donated directly to the cause because of Dr. Christopher Mast from Mast Family Dentistry who covered the cost of the jersey with a generous donation and Play On Soccer who donated the balls.

“As a team we hope that the money we raise will have a big impact on the lives of the people in Helena,” Thorvilson said. “Dr. Mast’s donation will help our contribution impact more people.”

The driving force behind the cancer awareness weekend was the team. The three seniors on this year’s squad made it a point to Thorvilson that they would contribute to the cause this season.

“The seniors really led the march on this one,” Thorvilson said. “They were the ones that spearheaded the effort and they went to Dr. Mast and asked for the donation.”

The Carroll women have not lost in seven consecutive matches and carry a 10-1-3 record on the season.

Friday’s match against Rocky Mountain is a rematch a 0-0 tie from Sept. 28. On Sunday the Saints face Westminster. The Griffins are 10-3-2 on the year.

The Carroll men face Rocky at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

DALLAS – Brittany Girolami scored a lone goal in the 92nd minute to give Carroll College a 1-0 victory over NCAA Division III University of Texas-Dallas.

The Saints and Comets tallied three shots each in the first half but Carroll stepped up the pressure in the second half.

The Saints outshot UTD 7-5 in the second half. Four of those Carroll’s came in final 5:30 spurred by a shot my Michaela Kueffler that hit the crossbar at the 84:30 mark.

“Both teams had chances but Michaela’s shot that hit the crossbar really helped the team step up the pressure in the last five minutes,” head Coach Dave Thorvilson said. “That momentum carried over into the overtime.”

Just over a minute into the overtime period a UTD foul set up a Carroll free kick in 30 yards out of the Comets’ goal.

Girolami found the back of the net with her free kick to give the Saints their third-straight victory on the golden goal.

“I am very proud of the team to get a win over a good team on the road,” Thorvilson said. “They were athletic, well coached and played hard. It was a great win.”

 The shutout was the fourth-consecutive clean sheet for Carroll goalkeeper Jamie Carter.

The Saints are now 10-1-2 on the season. They continue their Texas road swing Monday when they meet Texas A&M Texarkana at 12 p.m.

Carroll College goalkeeper Jamie Carter tallied her third consecutive shutout as the Saints defeated Johnson and Wales (Colo.) 4-0 Sunday afternoon.

The Saints defense was key in Sunday’s shutout. The Wildcats mustered just two shots for the match, neither was on frame.On the other end of the pitch, the Saints took were aggressive from the beginning of the match.

Katey Friedt scored on a shot from 10 yards out, assisted by Cassie Baldwin, to open the scoring in the 8th minute. In the 27th minute Krysten Bohlader found Cassidy Hammons who scored from just outside the box to give Carroll a 2-0 advantage. The Saints took a 3-0 lead when Lexi Pyette scored in the 51st minute. Just two minutes later the advantage was 4-0 when a Johnson and Wales own goal capped the scoring.

The Saints outshot the Wildcats 13-2. Ten of the Saints’ 13 shots were on goal. Both of Johnson and Wales’ shots came in the first 15 minute of the match.

Carroll also held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks.

The match was the final of two matches for the Saints in Colorado. The Saints next travel to Dallas to play matches against the University of Texas-Dallas (Oct. 11) and Texas A&M-Texarkana (Oct. 13).

The Carroll College men were defeated by Johnson and Wales 3-0 in the late game. The Saints men host Westminster Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. at Nelson Stadium.

HELENA, Mont. -  The Carroll College women’s soccer team swept player of the week awards for the Frontier Conference after going 2-0 over the weekend with wins over Jamestown (N.D.) and Johnson and Wales (Colo.). Michaela Kueffler earned Offensive Player of the Week honors and Carissa Yedica won the Defensive Player of the Week award.

Kueffler, a sophomore midfielder from Billings, Mont. scored two goals and tallied an assist in the Saints 4-0 victory over Jamestown.

Yedica, a junior defender from Spokane, Wash., led a defense that allowed just 10 shots and no goals in two games, including two against Johnson and Wales. The Saints are on a three-game shutout streak.

DENVER – Michela Kueffler scored two goals and  Jamie Carter kept a clean sheet to lead Carroll College to a 4-0 victory over the University of Jamestown (N.D.) Saturday afternoon in a neutral site game in Denver.

The Saints took an early lead when Kaueffler scored in the 13th minute. She took a pass from Cassie Baldwin and sent it to the far post for the goal.

“We started off slow after a very long bus trip on Friday,” head coach Dave Thorvilson said. “Mic (Kaueffler) scored a great opening goal to get the energy going.”

Carroll college continued to pepper the frame, tallying seven shots in the first half but the 1-0 score held at the break.

The Saints stepped the pressure up in the second half. Kayla Bayer started things off with a goal in the 53rd minute, assisted by Madison Apsey.

In the 80th minute, Kueffler returned the favor of the earlier assist from Baldwin when she assisted on her goal. I chip over the head of the goalie.

Just three minutes later Kueffler received a pass from Cassidy Hammons and beat the goalie 1-on-1 to score her second goal of the game.

“In the second half, we picked up the pace of the game and our pressure on defense,” Thorvilson said. “It opened up the game and allowed put the game away.”

The Saints play again tomorrow against Johnson and Wales (Colo.) at 12 p.m.

 

Helena, Mont. – Sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Carter was named the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her 110 minute shutout in a 0-0 tie against Rocky Mountain, Sunday afternoon.

The 5-6, Camas, Wash. native had five saves in wet and cold conditions at Rocky Mountain College’s Wendy’s Field.

The Saints are now 7-1-2 on the season and travel to Denver to play games against Jamestown College (N.D.) on Saturday and Johnson and Wales (Colo.) Sunday.

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