Place strategy

Tia Martin retains Minnesota State’s 14th place finish – Minnesota State University

Mankato, Minn.— UMarry started the match winning the coin toss and postponed at kickoff. This would play into the Mavericks quick strategy as MSU had 4 shots in the first three minutes to start the game.

The Marauders played physically throughout, leaving little room in the middle, which required Jenny Veter to use his infamous speed to set up crosses in the box. Many chances were well defended resulting in 12 MSU corner kicks throughout the game.

At the 38th minute, Anna Wyngarden had a blocked shot with the deflection landing on the foot of Tia Martin. The senior striker used the opportunity to send her shot past a helpless UMary keeper.

Coming out of halftime, the Mavericks continued their efforts to extend the lead, however, the Marauders were ready. MSU repeated their 10-shot performance in the second half by racking up 20 on the day.

In the last minutes of the match, Umary brought home including the goalkeeper Madisyn Waltman over the halfway line to join UMary’s attack. Maverick Guardian Mackenzie Rath stayed strong for her seventh shutout of the year and 18th of her career with a final score of 1-0.

Minnesota State is back in action Friday hosting Sioux Falls at 3:00 p.m.