Women's soccer stumbles in NAC opener

Women's soccer stumbles in NAC opener
September 12, 2007

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The Eagles' women's soccer squad dropped its Northern Athletics Conference opener to pre-season favorite Aurora University, 6-0, on the Spartans' home field. Benedictine fell to 1-2 with the loss. Benedictine was outshot by AU, 25-3, in the match. Junior Kimyenna Abron (14 in photo) had twop of her team's shots. Marita Brown had the third for BU. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen had six saves and was charged with all six goals. Aurora scored just over one minute into the match, taking the lead it would never relinquish. The Spartans added two more goals by halftime for the 3-0 advantage at the intermission.


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.