2008
Women's soccer wins big at home

Women's soccer wins big at home
October 21, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

On a night set aside by the Benedictine women's soccer team to honor its seniors, parents and program's alumni players, a 4-0 victory over visiting Rockford College was cause for celebration. The win upped the Eagles' record to 5-9 overall and 4-6 in the Northern Athletics Conference. A tight 1-0 match at halftime erupted in the second stanza when freshman Erica Wossner notched three goals in an eight minute span for her first collegiate "hat trick". The trio of scores also gave Wossner the team lead with six goals scored on the year. Another freshman - Kelli Celmer - scored her fourth goal of the year at the 19:05 minute mark of the match, picking up the rebound of a missed shot by Jenny Walther (who was credited with the assist) and blasting it home. Celmer's goal would prove to be all the Eagles would need, as goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen's five saves dimmed any hopes by the Regents. It was also Nielsen's - and the Eagles' - fifth shutout of the season. After carrying the 1-0 advantage into halftime and through most of the second half, Wossner gave Benedictine some needed insurance at the 79:48 minute juncture. Celmer assisted on the goal that made it 2-0. Wossner added an unassisted goal at 85:37 and took a pass from Celmer on a two-on-one with the RC goalie, finding the wide-open net for the 4-0 final score.

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