Warriors Down Spartans For First Time In Program History

Photo Credit: Len Cederholm
Photo Credit: Len Cederholm

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team scored three straight times en route to defeating the visiting Aurora Spartans 3-1 Wednesday night at Warriors Soccer Field. The win marks the first time that the Warriors defeated Aurora in program history and moves WLC to 3-0-0 in conference play for the first time since 2002.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Aurora 1
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (6-3-0, 3-0-0 NACC), Aurora (2-5-1, 1-2-0 NACC)
  • Location: Warriors Soccer Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The visitors got on the board in the 11' when Corynne McEachern struck a ball from 30 yards out that sailed over the keeper's head, putting AU up 1-0.
  • WLC equalized in the 13' when Kendra Schumacher (Little Chute, Wis.) took a pass from Ella Metten (Greenville, Wis.) and placed the ball in the bottom right corner of the net to tie the contest at 1-1.
  • Schumacher nearly gave the hosts the lead in the 19' when she took the ball down the left side and just missed to the right of the target.
  • Helen Joyce (De Pere, Wis.) gave the Warriors the lead in the 27th minute when she took the ball and beat multiple Spartans defenders, then tapped the ball into the bottom left corner, putting WLC ahead 2-1.
  • The Warriors added to their lead just after halftime when Schumacher shot a ball that deflected off of a Spartan defender and trickled into the back of the net, putting WLC up 3-1.
  • Joyce nearly added another goal in the 60' when she lofted a ball that was saved by the Aurora keeper just in front of the end line.

  • Joyce, Schumacher, and Miriam Carreno (San Antonio, Texas) led WLC with three shots apiece, while Joyce and Schumacher tallied goals.
  • Metten registered the lone assist for the Warriors, who out-shot the visitors 12-10.
  • Rosanna Mazzulla (Melrose Park, Ill.) made four saves in net, earning her sixth win of the season.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran won for the first time over Aurora in 17 all-time meetings.
  • WLC improved to 3-0-0 in conference play for the first time since 2002.

  • Alexis Abelove led AU in shots with four, with two coming on target, while McEachern was the only Spartan to score.
  • Anessa Munoz suffered the loss, making three saves while allowing two goals in the first half.

  • The Warriors continue NACC play Saturday when they travel to undefeated Illinois Tech. The Scarlet Hawks (8-0-1, 3-0-0) defeated Benedictine 3-1 Wednesday night and sit atop the NACC standings. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.