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Women's Soccer Wraps Up Its Most Successful Season At St. Kate's Today

Celebration St. Olaf

21 victories in two soccer seasons is impressive.

 22 would be better.

That is the goal for the HU women's soccer season when they take to the field Saturday for their season-ending match at St. Catherine's at 1:00 p.m.

The Pipers have already set a new team record for wins and shutouts (8 individual, 9 as a team) with a 11-5-1 mark 4-5-1 MIAC). It is one more win they achieved a year ago when they tied a school mark originally set in 2007, head coach Ted Zingman's first season at the helm. They will try to make it an even dozen against the Wildcats, who have an excellent season on their own accord. St. Kate's is 9-7 overall (4-6 MIAC).

"We're headed in the right direction," Zingman said. "We were very close to making the playoffs this year. And while that didn't happen, we still made great strides."

Among the achievements: a first ever win over Carleton as well victories for the first time in five years over St. Thomas and St. Olaf.

It will be the final college game for three seniors -- Kelsey Caracciolo (who scored both goals in the heartbreaking 3-2, double OT loss to St. Ben's on Tuesday that eliminated the Pipers from the playoff chase), Izzy Benjamin-Alvarado and Emily Stein. The trio were hinored prior to the game with the Blazers.