Women's soccer notches another shutout

Women's soccer notches another shutout
October 15, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's women's soccer team recorded its third win in the past five matches by shutting out Wisconsin Lutheran College, 3-0, at The Sports Complex on Wednesday evening. The win - which was the team's fourth shutout this season - improved BU to 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. "I was very proud of our effort and the way we played together as a team," said head coach Robyn Serge. "I felt going in that this was a crucial match for our team if we wanted to keep our NAC tournament playoff hopes alive. "Our team leadership really stepped up and set the tone for the match, which I thought was pivotal for us getting this win." The Eagles' defense rose up and kept the Warriors at bay. Goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen kept the nets off-limits to WLC by booking six saves in the match. It was Nielsen's fourth shutout individually, as well. But the Warriors, too, played some good defense as the teams battled to a 0-0 score at the intermission. Benedictine finally broke the drought in the 69th minute. Freshman Kelli Celmer, who had a big match for Benedictine, put in the first net-buster of the night at the 68:31 minute juncture. Celmer briefly took the team lead in goals scored by her tally. Erika Wossner, another of the Eagles' talented freshmen, assisted on Celmer's goal. A little over seven minutes later, senior Niki Aidinovski took a pass from Celmer and drove it home to up Benedictine's advantage to 2-0. Finally, at the 87:11 minute mark, Wossner got back in a three-way logjam for the team lead in goals scored (along with Celmer and Dani O'Toole) by notching her third goal of the year. The goal, again assisted by Celmer, made it the 3-0 final score.


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.