Women's basketball drops opener on the road

Women's basketball drops opener on the road
November 17, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine's women's basketball team could not hang on to its late lead in the season opener, losing at Trinity International University, 66-63. Benedictine held a five point advantage with nearly four minutes left, but could not hold on as the Trojans made their run. The Eagles (0-1) were the victims of their own miscues as well, committing 26 turnovers (with the Trinity making just 12 steals). The unforced errors by BU and TIU's 17 offensive rebounds seemed to turn the tide. Laketa Simpson paced Benedictine with 15 points, 13 of which came in the first half, and 11 rebounds. Simpson hit 3-of-4 from three-point range. She was also the team's co-leader in assists with six. Monika Krozel, a junior, had 14 points and Tracey Walsh added 10 points in her Benedictine debut. Walsh also snared seven rebounds. Blair Erickson and Karyn Conerty had nine and eight points, respectively. Lidia Arias also had six assists.


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.