2007
Women's soccer wins second in a row

Women's soccer wins second in a row
September 26, 2007

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

Benedictine dominated from beginning to end on Wednesday evening, resulting in a lopsided, 6-1, win over Alverno College at The Sports Complex. The Eagles improved to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC), while Alverno saw its record dip to 5-5 and 0-3 in the NAC. Benedictine blistered the nets from the get-go, rolling up a 44-2 advantage in shots taken for the match. Inferno goalkeeper Sandra Nimrick ended the evening with 19 saves. The Eagles 1-2 punch of sophomore Lauren Omsberg and junior Kimyenna Abron accounted for five of the six goals. Abron tallied her team's first two goals of the evening in the 3rd minute of play, unassisted, and again in the 6th minute on and assist from Dana Bonnecarre. Omsberg then went to work, registering the Eagles' next three goals of the match. Her first tally in the 44th minute put BU on top 3-0 at the half. Kierra Vizza assisted on the goal. In the 56th minute, Julie Harshbarger took a corner kick and placed it at the feet of teammate Melissa Swanson. Swanson in turn immediately slipped the ball to her left to Omsberg who blasted it inside the left post. Omsberg's third score of the match came in the 65th minute on an assist from Abron. Alverno's lone glimmer of offense in the contest came in the 85th minute. Ellie LaFond took a loose ball near midfield and sped past the Eagles' defenders, sliding the ball past Benedictine net-minder Ashley Nielsen on the one-on-one. A little over a minute later, Benedictine upped the lead to five goals again when Harshbarger passed the ball to Dani O'Toole who made it the 6-1 final score.

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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.