Shipley Earns UMAC Honors
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last season Minnesota Morris football player Drew Shipley received two Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) All-Conferece selections, one as a First Team punter and one as a Second Team linebacker. On Monday, the junior received two honors as well being selected as the both the UMAC Defensive Player and Special Teams Player of the Week.
In the Cougars season-opening game Saturday at UW-River Falls, Shipley was all over the field on defense making 15 tackles as he was part of a defensive unit that forced five Falcon turnovers. With his foot, he averaged 39.7 yards on six punts with a long of 45 yards and one of his punts landed inside the opponents’ 20.
The Cougars are back on the road Saturday for a non-conference at Valley City State.
Webster 1, UMM 0
MORRIS, Minn. – After playing their season opener on the road, the Minnesota Morris men’s soccer team played in front of the home fans for the first time Sunday as they entertained Webster University from St. Louis, Mo. at the Cougar Soccer Field. The Cougars would fall by the same score they did in the opener, 1-0.
The game was a defensive battle with a combined six shots on goal throughout the entire 90 minutes. One of Webster’s shots found the back of the Cougar net in the 13th minute and it was not intended to be a shot. Webster’s Chris Clay lofted in a pass from the right sideline near midfield that went over the head of UMM goalkeeper Lucas Harmon into the upper center part of the net for the 1-0 lead.
Harmon was credited with three saves for the Cougars.
Minnesota Morris (0-2) remains in Morris for their next game, Tuesday against Concordia-Moorhead at 5 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer Field.
Wisconsin Lutheran 2, UMM 1
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Minnesota Morris scored early, but were not able to hold the lead as they fell, 2-1, to Wisconsin Lutheran Sunday in the women’s soccer season opener in Milwaukee.
The Cougars got on the scoreboard in the game’s second minute. Sam Tate fed Brooke Lorentz on a pass that Lorentz booted over the WLC keeper into the net for a 1-0 UMM lead. The Warriors were able to tie the game nine minutes later on a goal from Mady Hirsch.
It remained tied at 1 at through halftime and through the first 25 minutes of the second half. In the 78th minute, WLC’s Helen Joyce beat UMM goalkeeper Megan Tschida for the eventual game-winner.
Tschida made seven saves for the Cougars.
Minnesota Morris (0-1) returns to Morris for their home opener Tuesday against Hamline at 2:30 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer Field.