Women's soccer breaks out versus Alverno, 7-0

Women's soccer breaks out versus Alverno, 7-0
September 23, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Sophomore Dani O'Toole scored three goals to propel Benedictine University to its first win of the season, 7-0, at Alverno College. The win upped the Eagles' record to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine went up 4-0 at halftime, thanks to a flurry of goals in the final 20 minutes of the period. With the match scoreless, Kelli Celmer took a pass from Erika Wossner and found the net at the 24:39 mark. Wossner would eventually have three assists on the afternoon. At 30:40 minutes, junior Jenny Walther knocked home a direct kick. That was followed by O'Toole's first goal, assisted by Wossner, at the 35:20 mark to make it 3-0 in favor of the Eagles. It may be more blessed to give, but Wossner finally received credit on a goal herself with an unassisted blast at 40:20 minutes for BU's 4-0 halftime cushion. The O'Toole-Wossner connection worked again in the 57th minute of play. Then, senior Marita Hyde netted the first goal of her collegiate career and Benedictine was up 6-0 at 58:03 of the match. O'Toole completed the "hat trick" at 69:32 with an unassisted goal for the 7-0 final. Defensively, junior goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen kept the Inferno at bay with seven saves, several of the spectacular variety that preserved the shutout. Benedictine will next be in action at Beloit College on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) for a non-conference match. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.