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St. Norbert Holds Off Grinnell In 1-0 Thriller

From Sports Information Director, November 7, 2008 | Women's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College advanced to the championship game of the 2008 Midwest Conference Women's Soccer Tournament with a thrilling 1-0 triumph over archrival Grinnell College at the Minahan Stadium Complex.

St. Norbert (12-6-1) advances to face Carroll (12-5-2) at Noon Saturday for the tournament championship. Grinnell ended its season 14-5.

The Green Knights, after failing to connect on several quality scoring chances throughout the match, found the back of the net with just over 4 minutes left to play.

Ann Maki served a corner kick to the middle of the goal mouth, where Rachelle Barina headed the ball in for her sixth goal of the season with just 4:32 left to play.

Grinnell did not threaten to tie the score in the game's waning moments.

St. Norbert outshot Grinnell 12-3, while the Green Knights had seven corner kicks to the Pioneers' four.

Mallory Ford made one save for her second complete-game shutout of the season for the Green Knights. Laura McElroy made two saves for Grinnell.