Wheaton (Ill.) Wins Sixth Straight
WHEATON, Ill. -- The Thunder women's soccer team, ranked 10th in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Coaches Poll, picked up its sixth consecutive victory with a 5-2 win against Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday afternoon at East McCully Field. Wheaton is now 10-2 overall, while UW-Stevens Point is now 5-5-1 on the season. The Thunder will return to action next Wednesday in a 7 PM match at Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
The lone goal of the first half came at the 34:50 mark of the match when junior Laura Koontz (LEFT) put her shot over the head of Pointers' goalkeeper Meredith DeCaluwe and into the back of the net to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead.
Thunder senior Colleen McAndrews began a flurry of scoring when she recorded her second goal of the season 61:07 into the match off of a Mary Doleshal corner kick. Koontz recorded her second goal of the match 69:59 into the match off of a Jen Binger assist, to increase Wheaton 's lead to 4-0. UW-Stevens Point's Alyssa Spaude scored 79:06 into the match and the Pointers' Kaylee Weise added another goal for the guest at the 80:22 mark to cut Wheaton 's lead to 4-2. Wheaton 's lead increased to 5-2 when freshman Erin Hodina netted her 11th goal of the season 81:40 into the match thanks to a McAndrews assist.
Wheaton out-shot the Pointers 20-7 on the afternoon and the Thunder held a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Vratil started in net for the Thunder, playing 75 minutes, with three saves. Freshman Justine Morey played 15 minutes in net, with on save and two goals allowed. DeCaluwe made seven saves and allowed all five Thunder goals in her 90 minutes of action as a the Pointers' goalkeeper.
-- Courtesy Wheaton