2008
Women's soccer loses to NAC champ in season finale

Women's soccer loses to NAC champ in season finale
October 29, 2008

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

Benedictine University's women's soccer team saw the 2008 season come to a close with a 9-1 loss at the hands of perennial-power and Northern Athletics Conference champion Aurora University at The Sports Complex. The Eagles finished 2008 with a mark of 5-11 overall and 4-8 in NAC action. The Spartans out-shot the Eagles, 45-9, in the match. Aurora built a 5-0 halftime cushion and never looked back. Benedictine's lone goal came off the foot of freshman Kelli Celmer, who took a centering pass from Carly Madison and slipped the ball past the AU goalie at the 87:41 minute juncture. Despite surrendering nine goals - to an Aurora team that averages 5.4 goals per match anyway - Benedictine goalkeeper Kim Bulow deserved some "slack." After all Bulow, who is a member of the Eagles' women's basketball team, was playing in her first-ever collegiate soccer match (let alone at the most visible position on the field). Thrust into the fire versus the potent Aurora offense, Bulow responded with 10 saves in her soccer debut. "I am very proud of our team," said head coach Robyn Serge. "They battled a very good Aurora team all the way, in spite of the score. They never let the circumstances dictate the level of their effort. I thought we played hard for all 90 minutes."

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