Women’s soccer season ends strong with MWC tournament championship game
One hundred ten minutes weren’t enough to declare a Midwest Conference Tournament champion between Beloit and Grinnell on Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation, the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes, forcing a shootout to determine who advances to the 2022 NCAA Division-III Tournament. Grinnell would win the shootout 4-2 to earn the MWC’s automatic bid into the First Round of the NCAA Tourney, ending Beloit’s bid to repeat as MWC Tournament champions.
Beloit (9-5-2) held an 11-8 shot advantage, including a 4-1 margin during the two overtime periods combined. The Buccaneers also held the edge in corner kicks, 6-2. This game marks Beloit’s 11th shutout of the season in their 16 games, which breaks the previous school record of 10. The Buccaneers did not allow a single goal in the final three weeks of the season, finishing the year with five consecutive shutouts.
Beloit’s Senior Goal Keeper Audrey Ketterer left everything out on the field, recording her sixth complete game shutout, while making three saves on the day. Her counterpart, Elinor Arneson also played all 110 minutes at goal keeper for Grinnell (12-2-4), saving eight shots.