Women's soccer makes big comeback in win at Marian

Women's soccer makes big comeback in win at Marian
October 20, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's soccer team remained on fire on Saturday, notching a 4-3 comeback victory at Marian College. The win left the Eagles unbeaten in their last eight matches and upped the team's record to 8-4-1 overall (6-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference). But Saturday's win took some doing. Sophomore Lauren Omsberg got the Eagles on the board first with a goal off a corner kick at the 14:08 juncture. Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived. In the 18th minute of play, Marian knotted the match at 1-1, as it stood until the half. The Sabres would add goals in the 56th and 67th minutes to take a 3-1 advantage. Less than two minutes later, Omsberg netted her second goal of the match to cut it to 3-2. In the 80th minute, Caroline Shelton's goal got the Eagles even, 3-3. With less than three minutes remaining in the match, Benedictine went to its "money" player - Kimyenna Abron. Abron scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season and, in the process, also posted her fifth match-winning goal after making it the 4-3 final score.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.