University of Dubuque


Spartans Shutout Luther


Posted Oct 10, 2012

Loisann DeLass: 3-saves


DUBUQUE, IOWA – The University of Dubuque Women’s Soccer team has now shutout its last three opponents after beating Luther 1-0 on Wednesday night at Oyen Field. UD has not given up a goal in nearly 315 minutes. The Spartans are now 6-5-2 on the season. Dubuque’s 2-1-1 record in the Iowa Conference has them tied for third place.

With the clock winding down on a scoreless first half, the Spartans Megan Siepler (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) would find herself on a breakaway behind the Luther defense. With only the goalkeeper between her and the goal, Siepler would beat the keeper to put UD up 1-0. Kayla Vaughan (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista) jump started the breakaway with a pass from near midfield that allowed Siepler to race behind the defense.  

Senior goalkeeper Loisann DeLass (Albuquerque, N.M./Hohenfels) continued her stellar play in net with three saves in addition to recording her third consecutive shutout. DeLass has not allowed a goal in over 338 minutes, the longest streak since 2009 when Natalie Baker went over 367 minutes without allowing a goal.

The Spartans outshot the Norse 11-5 in the second period and 13-11 for the game.

UP NEXT: The Spartans will honor their four seniors during Homecoming on October 13th as they play Coe College (7-7-1, 1-3) at 1:00 pm. The seniors will be recognized for all that they have done while at UD between the Women’s and Men’s game.

GAME NOTES: UD is now 4-10-1 all-time against Luther… Siepler has had a hand in a goal in four straight games (1-assist vs. Central, 1-goal and 1-assist vs. Monmouth, 1-assist vs. Simpson, and 1-goal vs. Luther)…  Alexandra Watkins had her five game goal scoring streak snapped… After 13 games, Watkins, Melanie Prudhomme, Melissa Sawyer, Lauren Waddell, and Kim Trinco have each started every game this season... UD is now 4-0-1 in their last five games...