Women's Soccer scores big win at Rockford

Women's Soccer scores big win at Rockford
October 24, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Even the chilly winds in Rockford on Wednesday could not cool down the red-hot Benedictine women's soccer team as it rolled to an 11-0 victory over host Rockford College. The Eagles improved to 9-4-1 overall - 7-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference - and are unbeaten in their last nine matches Benedictine built a 5-0 halftime cushion and added six more goals in the second period. In all, the Eagles out-shot the Regents by a 44-6 margin. Sophomore Lauren Omsberg had another huge match, scoring three goals and one assist. Kimyenna Abron kept pace with Omsberg for the team lead in goals scored by also tallying the "hat trick" of three goals. Omsberg and Abron each have 12 goals on the year. Nikki Aidinovski had two goals. Melissa Swanson, Kiera Vizza and Jenny Walther each tallied single goals. Swanson had one assist, while Julie Harshbarger gave off a pair of assists. Goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen had four saves in recording the shutout.


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.