Warriors Fall Short At Ripon Despite Joyce's Brace

Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com
Photo Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography.com

RIPON, Wis. (WLCSports.com) - Helen Joyce (De Pere, Wis.) scored her team-leading 12th and 13th goals of the season, but the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team dropped its fourth straight game Sunday afternoon as the Warriors fell 5-2 to Ripon in non-conference action at Prairie Field.

  • Final Score: Ripon 5, Wisconsin Lutheran 2
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (6-7-0), Ripon (5-5-1)
  • Location: Prairie Field, Ripon, Wis.

  • Joyce put the Warriors on top 1-0 in the ninth minute shortly after her first shot of the game was saved by the Ripon keeper.
  • WLC's lead was brief as Ripon evened the score at 1-1 just 1:07 later on a goal from Paige Pierce.
  • The Red Hawks took the lead in the 24' when Camrie Schmitz found the left side of the net.
  • RC scored again with just :03 seconds left before halftime on Pierce's second goal of the half giving the hosts a 3-1 halftime lead.
  • Calli Tomko (Lisle, Ill.) placed a pair of shots on frame in the first five minutes of the second half, but both were saved by the Red Hawks' keeper.
  • Ripon made it 4-1 in the 65' and 5-1 in the 73' on goals from Brianna Schnell and Olivia Ambrose.
  • Joyce netted her second goal of the match shortly after in the 74' for her team-leading 13th goal of the season, which ranks third in the NACC.

  • Joyce led the Warriors with six shots, including five on target and two goals. Tomko and Mady Hirsch (Jefferson, Wis.) added three shots apiece.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran attempted 15 shots and had three corner kicks.
  • Abby Vavra (Mukwonago, Wis.) made six first-half saves, but suffered the loss in 45 minutes of play in net.

  • Schmitz led the Red Hawks with seven shots and a goal, while Pierce totaled six shots, five on target, and two goals.
  • Ripon tallied 26 shots in the contest, including 17 in the first half.
  • Miye Aoki-Kramer made one first-half save to pickup the win in net for RC, which won its sixth straight over WLC.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran returns to conference play Wednesday night when it travels to Edgewood (1-9-1, 1-5-0 NACC) for a 7:00 p.m. matchup at Breese Stevens Field. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.