Warriors Erupt For Five Goals In Season's First Win

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MANKATO, Minn. (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team earned its first victory of the 2017 season behind five goals and a hat-trick from Helen Joyce (De Pere, Wis.) Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran Soccer Field. The Warriors defeated the host Vikings, 5-2.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 5, Bethany Lutheran 2
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-2-0), Bethany Lutheran (0-3-0)
  • Location: BLC Soccer Field, Mankato, Minn.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Kendra Schumacher (Little Chute, Wis.) netted her first career goal in the 16' on a pass from Gabriella Metten (Greenville, Wis.).
  • In the 30', Helen Joyce netted her first goal to give the Warriors the 2-0 lead.
  • The Vikings answered just four minutes later on a goal from Nicole Moldstad, cutting the Warriors' lead in half.
  • In the second half, Dempsey O'Brien (West Allis, Wis.) found Katriana Pearce (Canton, Mich.) who netted the Warriors' third score of the match.
  • Joyce tallied her second score of the game in the 63' to give WLC the 4-1 lead.
  • In the 76', Elena De Vera scratched across another goal for the Vikings on an assist by Moldstad.
  • Joyce collected her third goal of the afternoon for the Warriors in the 84' minute, giving WLC the 5-2 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Warriors registered 17 total shots, 14 of which were on goal.
  • Schumacher led Wisconsin Lutheran with seven shots on goal.
  • Joyce tallied three goals for the Warriors, while Pearce and Schumacher added one each.
  • Hailey Krause (Wauwatosa, Wis.) earned her first victory on the year in goal, tallying 10 saves.
  • WLC earned four corner kicks, while the Vikings had two.
  • The Warriors remained unbeaten against the Vikings in their last four meetings dating back to 2012.

FOR THE FOES

  • De Vera led the way for the Vikings with five shots on goal.
  • BLC narrowly out-shot WLC, 18-17. 
  • Joining De Vera in the scoring column was Moldstad for Bethany Lutheran.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors continue their trip to Minnesota Sunday afternoon against Minnesota-Morris (1-2-0) at 2:00 p.m. in a non-conference matchup in Mankato. The Cougars are coming off a 7-1 loss Saturday against Hamline.