Eagles top Franklin in women's soccer, 3-0

Eagles top Franklin in women's soccer, 3-0
September 28, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's soccer team won its second match in the last three outings, topping Franklin College (Ind.), 3-0, on the road in a non-conference battle. The win upped the Eagles overall record to 2-6. After a slow start and suffering several key injuries, Benedictine appears to be hitting stride at just the right time. Even with a small roster, the Eagles have not made excuses and, instead, posted two shutout victories and suffered a narrow 1-0 loss (opn a last-minute goal) during the past week. The recent win at Franklin highlighted exactly what has carried the Eagles of late: solid defense. Led by junior Jenny Walther, the BU stoppers allowed Franklin 12 shot attempts, just three of which were on-goal. All three shots were turned away by junior goalie Ashley Nielsen, who finished the three-game week with 25 total saves to go along with the two shutouts. Erika Wossner notched Benedictine's first goal at Franklin in the 18th minute of play to give BU the 1-0 advantage which it carried to halftime. In the second half, goals by Kelli Celmer and Alyssa Rubio put the match out of reach. The Eagles' defense kept Franklin at bay down the stretch.


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.