Women's soccer stumbles in NAC opener

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

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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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 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.