Red Hawks' Early Scores Prove Too Much For Warriors

Red Hawks' Early Scores Prove Too Much For Warriors

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team fell 5-1 in its non-conference match against Ripon College Saturday afternoon at Warrior Soccer Field.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Ripon 5, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (0-3-1), Ripon (3-1-1)
  • Location: Warrior Soccer Field, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 78

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Red Hawks opened the game with a goal in the second minute when Alyssa Kennedy found the back of the net off of a saved deflection. The goal was assisted by Morgan Johnson. 
  • In the sixth, Ripon again found the back of the net when Kennedy scored off of another saved deflection as Johnson assisted again on the play. 
  • The Red Hawks' last goal of the first half came in the 21st when Paige Birschbach fired a shot from just outside of the box into the upper right corner. 
  • The Warriors got on the board in the 24th when Helen Joyce (De Pere, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) found the back of the next for the second time this season off the assist by Olivia Scheiber (Watertown, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran). 
  • The Red Hawks scored twice in the second half in the 80th and 81st both off of the foot of Birschbach for her second and third goal of the game. 
  • RC out-shot the Warriors 33-8 in the match, including a 17-5 shot on goal margin.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Rachel Sebald (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) led the Warriors in saves recording five in the first half and seven in the second playing all 90:00 minutes in the net.
  • Joyce scored the lone goal for the Warriors for her second score of the year. 
  • Belle Flucas (Waconia, Minn./Mayer Lutheran) led the Warriors with three shots, including two on goal. 
  • Joyce, Meredith Wilson (Neenah, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran), and Brooke Harty (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee), were all credited with a shot on goal for WLC.
  • Birschbach scored three of Ripon's five goals and now leads her team in goals (9), points (15), shots (33), and shots on goal (22).

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors are in a stretch where they are playing five of their next six games at home. WLC hosts Blackburn tomorrow at 12 p.m. at Warrior Soccer Field. The Beavers (2-3-0) defeated Mount Mary 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.