Women's Soccer Blanks Eagles, 2-0

Photo Credit: Len Cederholm
Photo Credit: Len Cederholm

MADISON, Wis. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team broke open a 0-0 tie by scoring twice over the final 12 minutes of the second half en route to a 2-0 win over Edgewood Wednesday night at Breese Stevens Field. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and was the Warriors' first victory over the Eagles since 2002.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 2, Edgewood 0
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (7-7-0, 4-3-0 NACC), Edgewood (1-10-1, 1-6-0 NACC)
  • Location: Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wis.

  • The Warriors' first scoring chance came in the 3rd minute when Helen Joyce's (De Pere, Wis.) shot from the left side was swatted away by a diving Eagles keeper.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran had a golden chance to crack the scoring column in the 27'. After a foul inside the box, Mady Hirsch's (Jefferson, Wis.) penalty kick attempt was unsuccessful and the score remained 0-0.
  • Hirsch had another shot stopped by the EC keeper in the 35' as the contest remained scoreless until halftime.
  • The Eagles nearly went ahead 1-0 in the 54', but a diving stop off a shot from a corner kick by Rosanna Mazzulla (Melrose Park, Ill.) kept the game scoreless.
  • Two minutes later in the 56', Dempsey O'Brien (West Allis, Wis.) tried to slip one past the Eagles keeper, who had come out of the net, but her shot was saved.
  • WLC was able to take advantage of a shorthanded Eagles squad, who had a player sent off in the 53'.
  • Joyce broke the scoreless tie in the 78' when she connected on a shot from 25 yards out past the Eagles keeper, unassisted, for the 1-0 lead.
  • Soon after in the 86', Erika Yanke (Torrance, Calif.) blasted a free kick from 35 yards away right over the keeper's head into the center of the net for a 2-0 final tally.

  • Joyce, who netted her 14th goal of the season, finished with a team-high four of the Warriors' 12 shots for the game. She placed a pair on target.
  • Yanke added two shots, both on target, including her first goal of the season.
  • Mazzulla recorded a clean sheet for her seventh win of the year and second shutout of the season. She made five saves while facing 12 shots.
  • The win was the Warriors' first over the Eagles since 2002, snapping a 16-game losing skid.
  • WLC's seven overall victories, including four in conference play, are its most since 2012.

  • Carrie Radomsky led the Eagles with three shots, while four other players had two shots each.
  • Grace Wildeboer made fives saves, but suffered the loss for EC in net.

  • After two straight road games, Wisconsin Lutheran returns home to Warriors Soccer Field Saturday when it hosts Concordia Chicago (4-10-0, 4-3-0 NACC) at 1:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.