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UW-Eau Claire did all of its damage in the first four minutes, as they handed Luther a 2-1 defeat here in Decorah. The Blugolds scored at 2:49 and 3:43.
Maggie Herrity pulled the Norse to within one, with her first goal of the season at 18:24, assisted by Dani Meirick.
Both teams had opportunities to score in the second half but could not find the back of the net. Statistically the shots were even at 11-11 and both keepers were credited with three saves. Eau Claire had five shots on goal and Luther tallied four.
The loss drops Luther's overall record to 3-5-0 and snapped a two-match win streak. Eau Claire improved to 5-2-1.
Luther returns to action Tuesday night when it will host UW-Platteville at 5:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586