Women's Soccer 1998 Archive

Overall: 13-6-1
MIAC: 7-2-1 (3rd place)

Roster | Results | Stats

At first look, the Gusties final regular season mark of 12-5-1 would make the casual observer think that is was a good, but not great season for Head Coach Mike Stehlik and his squad. However, a closer look reveals that all five of the regular season defeats came at the hands of squads ranked in the top twenty nationally and four of the five losses were by one goal.

In conference play the Gusties compiled a record of 7-2-1 and finished in third place. The team received its sixth consecutive NCAA National Tournament bid and picked up a first round win over St. Thomas before being eliminated by eventual national champion Macalester 1-0 in two overtimes.

First year standout Michelle Kurtz led the team in scoring with seven goals and seven assists for 21 points. Four players were named first team all-conference including senior midfielder Molly MacLeod-Roth, junior midfielder Katie Ryerse, junior defender Mercede Kortus and first year forward Michelle Kurtz. MacLeod-Roth and Ryerse were also named to the All-Central Region team.


0 Lyric St. John FY Goalkeeper Fairbanks, AK/West Valley
1 Linnea Carlson FY Goalkeeper Roseville
2 Jenna Hemenway SO Forward Mahtomedi
3 Tiffany Alstead FY Midfield Wayzata
4 Molly MacLeod-Roth ** SR Defender Minneapolis/South
5 Lindsay Holmes FY Midfield W. St. Paul/Sibley
6 Brooke Jenkins FY Midfield Wayzata/Hopkins
7 Colby Johnson SO Midfield Austin
8 Katie Cullen SO Defender Eagan/St. Paul Academy
9 Katie Ryerse JR Midfield Edina
10 Erin Halligan FY Defender St. Paul/Cretin-Derham Hall
11 Kim Gill SR Forward Eagan/Blake
12 Michelle Kurtz FY Forward Bloomington/Kennedy
13 Mercede Kortus JR Defender Minneapolis/Washburn
14 Lindsay Townsend FY Defender Plymouth/Blake
15 Angela Fay FY Midfield Roselle, IL/Lake Park
16 Mandy Havnen FY Defender Apple Valley
17 Rhonda Johnson JR Midfield Blaine
18 Natalie Olson SO Defender Bloomington/Holy Angels
19 Becky Hague SO Midfield Cedar Rapids, IA/Kennedy
20 Sonja Cordes SO Midfield Bloomington/Jefferson
21 Brita Eriksen SR Defender Apple Valley
22 Amanda Stoeckel FY Forward Isanti/Cambridge-Isanti
23 Katie Linde FY Midfield Minnetonka/Chaska
24 Lauren Fleer JR Defender Palatine, IL/William Fremd

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Time
9/1    CONCORDIA, WI W 6-0
9/5 Washington University L 0-5
9/6 DePauw University W 2-0
9/11 GRINNELL W 4-0
9/12 HAMLINE W 6-0
9/15 St. Olaf W 6-2
9/19 CONCORDIA W 1-0
9/23 St. Mary's T 0-0
9/26 CHICAGO L 0-1
9/30 St. Benedict W 2-0
10/3 CARLETON W 3-1
10/6 St. Thomas L 1-2
10/10 UW - Stevens Point L 1-2
10/17 UW - River Falls W 5-0
10/18 CORNELL W 3-1
10/21 Augsburg W 5-0
10/24 MACALESTER L 0-1
10/31 BETHEL W 1-0
NCAA Div. III Championship Tourney
11/4 St. Thomas W 2-1
11/6 Macalester L 0-1