2007
Women's soccer extends unbeaten skein to six

Women's soccer extends unbeaten skein to six
October 13, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's women's soccer team defeated Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 3-0, to run its current unbeaten streak to six matches. The Eagles improved to 6-4-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference, as it pursues a berth in the league's post-season tournament. Sophomore Lauren Omsberg set the tone for the game, scoring a pair of goals. Omsberg netted what would prove to be the only goal the Eagles really needed at the 27:01 mark. Omsberg took the corner kick from Julie Harshbarger and headed the ball into the Crusaders' net to make it 1-0, as it remained through halftime. At the 49:35 juncture, Harshbarger blasted a direct kick from 40-yards out, lasering the ball past the out-stretched arms of MBBC's goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Omsberg added some insurance at 86:56, taking a pass from Kimyenna Abron, and drilling it in for the 3-0 final score. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen had three saves for BU.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.