2007
Women's soccer pounds Mt. Mary

Women's soccer pounds Mt. Mary
September 6, 2007

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

The Benedictine women's soccer team played its first home contest on Thursday evening, and it didn't turn out to be much of a contest at all as the Eagles rolled to a 12-0 win over Mt. Mary College. Benedictine evened it 2007 record at 1-1 with the victory. In all, seven different Eagles players scored in the match. Junior Kimyenna Abron had a "hat trick" with three goals to lead the team. Senior Kiera Vizza charged in with two goals and an assist, freshman Lisa Dowling added a pair of goals, as well. Sophomore Lauren Omsberg (#23 in photo) - a transfer from Aurora University - also tallied two goals in her first home match in the Benedictine colors. Senior Julie Harshbarger, freshman Melissa Swanson and freshman Dani O'Toole each had one goal and one assist. Niki Aidinovski and Lisette Zamudio each notched assists, as well. BU goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen was kind of like the Maytag Repairman: The lonliest person in town. The Eagles played the vast majority of the game in Mt. Mary's end of the field, with the Blue Angels managing just one shot attempt that did not even come close to the goal. Conversely, the Benedictine team rolled up 37 shot attempts, with 16 being directly on goal. Of those 16 on-goal shots, 12 resulted in scores (.750). Benedictine will next be in action Wednesday (Sept. 12) when it opens Northern Athletics Conference play at pre-season favorite Aurora University. Start time at Aurora is 4:00 p.m.

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