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The #1 seed for the six-team Iowa Conference Tournament Loras College, defeated #4 Luther 2-0 tonight in the Rock Bowl.
The Duhawks scored both goals within five minutes of each other in the second half. Ali Schmitt scored the game winner in the 64th minute, followed by a Jill Leibforth goal in the 69th.
Norse goalkeeper Cydney Haaland made a season high 11 saves, as she faced 13 shots on goal. Kate Manning, Molly Ford and Kat Block had shots on goal for the Norse.
The loss ends Luther's season with an overall record of 10-9-1. Loras advances to the tournament championship match that it will host on Saturday. The Duhawks ranked 13th in the nation, will enter that match with a record of 16-2-1.
Luther has qualified for all 16 Iowa Conference Tournament since it began in 1996 and was making its 15th appearance in the semifinals.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586