Storm drop heartbreaker to Luther

Madisen Strecker
Madisen Strecker

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Maggie Anderson scored the game's only goal in the final minutes as the Simpson women's soccer team fell to Luther 1-0 on a wet, cold Tuesday evening at Buxton Stadium.

The game was delayed for 1 hour, 13 minutes early in the second half due to lightning in the area.

Anderson converted on an open-net goal in the 86th minute for the Norse (6-6, 3-1 Iowa Conference). Meredith Arpey sent a cross into the box that was deflected, allowing Anderson to take advantage of a fortuitous bounce to score the game-winner.

The Storm (4-10, 1-4) managed just three shots against the stingy Luther defense. Goalkeeper Zoe Seiler made nine saves to keep the Storm in the game until the final minutes.

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Simpson travels to Dubuque to face Loras on Saturday, Oct. 14. The 18th-ranked Duhawks (10-1-1, 4-0) beat Luther 2-0 on Sunday, increasing their winning streak to seven games. Start time is set for 1 p.m. from the Rock Bowl.