This Week in Mac Sports: 10/14/22

This Week in Mac Sports: 10/14/22

Men’s soccer splits weekend up north

  • The Scots started off the week with a tough 0-1 loss at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Oct. 8. A stingy Macalester defensive effort which held the Warhawks without a single shot in the second half couldn’t secure the point on the road.
  • On Oct. 11, the squad traveled to Duluth to face MIAC foe College of St. Scholastica. The Scots peppered the St. Scholastica net early and often, opening the game with four shots in the first eight minutes, culminating in a goal by Milosz Fernandez-Kepka ’23 right at the eight-minute mark and a goal by Thomas Dono ’23 in the 13th minute.
  • Later on in the half, the Scots found another wave of momentum, resulting in a goal by Joey Stern ’23 in the 43rd minute, his first of the season. 
  • The Scots opened the second half with another offensive surge, this time with no goals to show for it, then cooled off for most of the rest of the match, until Stern tacked on another goal at the 87th minute mark, completing the 4-0 rout.

Volleyball hits rough patch of road trips

  • After almost a week off of games, Macalester traveled to St. Joseph, MN on Oct. 7 to take on second-place Saint Benedict College.
  • The Scots lost in three straight sets, 0-3, falling behind quickly and only showing life when the game was out of reach. Libero Torrance Williams ’25 led either team with 15 digs on defense.
  • On Oct. 9, Macalester started off hot but failed to keep momentum, losing at Concordia College (Minn.), 1-3.
  • Outside hitter Gwen Wooten ’25 registered three kills in a first set win, coupled with dominant net presence from Stephanie Geber ’25. 
  • The second set wasn’t as successful for the Scots, as the Cobbers smothered any offense in a lopsided 8-25 set. The third and fourth sets stayed close late, but point streaks sealed the game for Concordia.
  • A non-conference contest against University of Wisconsin-Stout ended in a shutout loss.
  • Geber’s five kills kept the Scots close in the first set, but once again dropped the second set 8-25 and never picked momentum back up. This marked the Scots’ lowest totals of the season in kills, assists, and hitting percentage. 
  • Volleyball now sits at a record of 12-8(2-3).

Women’s soccer drops match at St. Kate’s

  • The Scots made the short hop over to the University of St. Catherine on Oct. 8 to face the Wildcats.
  • The game had a chaotic start with back and forth play, the first chance coming off a Wildcats shot that was safely caught by goalkeeper Jocelyn Radke ’24. 
  • Macalester took the momentum after 15 minutes, and struck first when a long kick from a set piece in their own third ricocheted landed at the feet of Julia Kispert ’23 beyond any St. Kate’s defender, giving her a chance which she slotted into the far corner to take the early 1-0 lead.
  • The Scots were close to a 2-0 lead when a chaotic corner kick landed at the feet of Mikaely Evans ’25 just outside the box, who took a first-time shot that was only just parried over the bar.
  • The rest of the first half was defined by stellar play from the defensive trio of center backs Lily Lorenzen ’23 and Eva Eiss ’25, and Radke.
  • The second half opened with an offensive flurry for the Wildcats, which threatened multiple times to equalize but was stopped by the aforementioned trio, until St. Kate’s broke through in the 66th minute, slotting a breakaway chance past Radke. Despite a dangerous quick Macalester counter-attack free kick that got sent over the bar, the Wildcats’ momentum never really stopped from there, with goals in the 73rd and 76th minutes leading to a 1-3 loss for the Scots.

Football suffers division loss at Concordia

  • The Scots headed to Moorhead on Oct. 8 to face division rival Concordia College (Minn.).
  • After turning the ball over on downs and giving up a touchdown, Mac evened up the score 7-7 on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Michael Nadeau ’24 to Ty Bruckner ’23.
  • That drive ended up as the high point of the game, as the Macalester defense could not hold Concordia at bay, while the Scots offense struggled. For the rest of the first half, they could only record one more first down, suffering 4 straight 3-and-out drives, including a safety, which led to a 7-29 halftime deficit.
  • The Macalester offense showed signs of life in the second half but it was too little too late; forced to play super aggressive football to close the gap, the Scots turned it over on downs and through interceptions multiple times late in the game, eventually falling 7-36.
  • The Scots’ record is now 2-3, with a 0-1 record in division play.


Next week in sports

Home games in bold

Friday, Oct. 14

Volleyball vs Augsburg University (7:00 PM)

Men’s Soccer vs Carleton College (7:30 PM)

Saturday, Oct. 15

Women’s Cross Country @ Jim Drews Invite (West Salem, WI) (11:00 AM)

Men’s Cross Country @ Jim Drews Invite (West Salem, WI) (11:20 AM)

Football vs Augsburg University (1:00 PM)

Volleyball @ College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN) (3:00 PM)

Sunday, Oct. 16

Women’s Soccer vs Carleton College (1:00 PM)

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Volleyball vs St. Mary’s University (Minn.) (7:00 PM)