Women's soccer extends unbeaten skein to six

Women's soccer extends unbeaten skein to six
October 13, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine's women's soccer team defeated Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 3-0, to run its current unbeaten streak to six matches. The Eagles improved to 6-4-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference, as it pursues a berth in the league's post-season tournament. Sophomore Lauren Omsberg set the tone for the game, scoring a pair of goals. Omsberg netted what would prove to be the only goal the Eagles really needed at the 27:01 mark. Omsberg took the corner kick from Julie Harshbarger and headed the ball into the Crusaders' net to make it 1-0, as it remained through halftime. At the 49:35 juncture, Harshbarger blasted a direct kick from 40-yards out, lasering the ball past the out-stretched arms of MBBC's goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Omsberg added some insurance at 86:56, taking a pass from Kimyenna Abron, and drilling it in for the 3-0 final score. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen had three saves for BU.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.