2008
Strong women's soccer effort not enough

Strong women's soccer effort not enough
September 17, 2008

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

Despite its best efforts, the Benedictine women's soccer team had the same net result as it dropped a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) match at Dominican University, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles are now 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in the NAC. But head coach Robyn Serge was still very pleased with her Eagles' play, despite disappointment in the final result. "I was very happy with the effort that the team gave today," said Serge. "We never gave up the entire match, no matter what the score." One aspect was in the amount of players seeing action, as the Eagles had 14 rostered players in the match. On the other hand, the Stars countered with 22 players seeing the turf versus the Eagles. That resulted in a huge advantage in total shots, as Dominican held a 25-2 advantage in that category. Both of BU's attempts came in the first half of play. Dominican scored at the 15:36 mark of the match when Mayra Camacho netted the first of her two goals in the match. Benedictine kept the Stars at bay the balance of the half, for a 1-0 score at the intermission. For the better part of the first ten minutes of the second stanza, the Stars were held scoreless thanks largely to some stellar saves by Benedictine junior goalkeeper Ashley Nielsen. On the day, Nielsen had nine saves in all. Eventually, Dominican's talent and depth began to wear on the Eagles and the Stars pushed across three goals in a 15 minute span to put the match out of reach, 4-0. The Eagles will try to regroup on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) when the team travels to Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

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