October 06, 2012

Koulentis Response Rallies Pipers Past Cardinals, 2-1

Alyssa Koulentis

http://sites.hamline.edu/hamline_info/athletics/stats/womenssoccer/2012/smu-huw.htmTiming is sometimes everything. Hamline forward Alyssa Koulentis (pictured at right) played just 17 minutes in the HU women's soccer team's 2-1 win over St. Mary's Saturday afternoon at Paterson Field. But she made the most of it, breaking a 1-all tie with her first goal of the season with 12:26 remaining to decide the game.The win vaulted the Pipers into a four-way tie for third place with a 3-3-1 MIAC mark.

GK Molly Jacobs set a new school record with her eighth victory of the season. Hamline is 8-3-1 overall.

The Pipers peppered SMU Miranda Halling most of the afternoon but couldn't break the deadlock until Heather Hollinger took a pass from Hannah Plagman for her second goal of the season at 59:30.

It looked like that was all the Pipers would need but the Cardinals tied the game oat 76:32 on a Bethany Schmidt tally. The tie was shortlived. 52 seconds after SMU tied the game, Caroline Exarhos fed Koulentis for the game-winner. Hamline held a 16-1 edge in shots for the game.

Hamline takes a break from league play to host Wisconsin-Superior Tuesday at Paterson Field at 4:00 p.m. They return to MIAC play October 13 at Carleton.

St. Mary's boxscore