Women's soccer breaks out versus Alverno, 7-0

Women's soccer breaks out versus Alverno, 7-0
September 23, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Sophomore Dani O'Toole scored three goals to propel Benedictine University to its first win of the season, 7-0, at Alverno College. The win upped the Eagles' record to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine went up 4-0 at halftime, thanks to a flurry of goals in the final 20 minutes of the period. With the match scoreless, Kelli Celmer took a pass from Erika Wossner and found the net at the 24:39 mark. Wossner would eventually have three assists on the afternoon. At 30:40 minutes, junior Jenny Walther knocked home a direct kick. That was followed by O'Toole's first goal, assisted by Wossner, at the 35:20 mark to make it 3-0 in favor of the Eagles. It may be more blessed to give, but Wossner finally received credit on a goal herself with an unassisted blast at 40:20 minutes for BU's 4-0 halftime cushion. The O'Toole-Wossner connection worked again in the 57th minute of play. Then, senior Marita Hyde netted the first goal of her collegiate career and Benedictine was up 6-0 at 58:03 of the match. O'Toole completed the "hat trick" at 69:32 with an unassisted goal for the 7-0 final. Defensively, junior goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen kept the Inferno at bay with seven saves, several of the spectacular variety that preserved the shutout. Benedictine will next be in action at Beloit College on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) for a non-conference match. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.