Grinnell 3, Lakeland 1

Nov. 9, 2005

Grinnell defeated Lakeland College (Wis.) 3-1 in the First Round of the 2005 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament on Wednesday in Grinnell. Wednesday's win over Lakeland marks the first NCAA Tournament win in the history of the Grinnell women's soccer program.

"Winning a first round NCAA Tournament game is a wonderful accomplishment," Head Coach Heather Benning said following the historic win. "Our goal was to not just participate in the tournament, but to win and advance to the next round."

Lakeland's Ann Lehecka put the visiting Muskies ahead 1-0 just six minutes into the game on an assist from Briana Plautz. Grinnell quickly tied the game 1-1 just two minutes later when Rebecca Mackenzie headed a Rachel Moskowitz corner kick past Lakeland goalie Alli Weiss.

Kara Moskowitz netted an unassisted goal at the 26-minute mark to put Grinnell in front 2-1 heading into halftime.

Grinnell's Gabi Maldonado-Bell notched her fifth goal of the season at the 68-minute mark to give the Pioneers their final margin of victory.

With today's win, Grinnell (14-3-2) advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where it will face third-ranked Macalester College (17-0-1) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6:00 p.m. in St. Paul, Minn. Grinnell lost 1-0 at Macalester on Sept. 10. Saturday's game will mark the fourth matchup between the two programs in the last two years.

The Pioneers outshot the Muskies 29-3 with Rachel Moskowitz and Maldonado-Bell leading the Grinnell attack with 5 shots each. Grinnell goalkeeper Liz Carrier made 1 save in the game, while Lakeland's Weiss totaled 12 saves.

                  Soccer Box Score (Final)
                        2005 NCAA Tournament First Round
     Lakeland College vs Grinnell College (Nov 09, 2005 at Grinnell, Iowa)




Lakeland College (14-5-2) vs.                     Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Grinnell College (14-3-2)                         -------------------------------
Date: Nov 09, 2005  Attendance: 175               Lakeland College....  1  0 -  1
Weather:                                          Grinnell College....  2  1 -  3

Lakeland College                               Grinnell College
Pos. ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A     Pos. ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
------------------------------------------     ------------------------------------------
GK   1  Weiss, Alli.........   -   -  -  -     GK   0  Liz Carrier.........   -   -  -  -
     2  Hopfinger, Kelly....   -   -  -  -          6  Rachel Moskowitz....   5   5  -  1
     3  Bins, Tracy.........   -   -  -  -          9  Sofia Skraba........   2   -  -  -
     4  Engel, Laura........   -   -  -  -          10 Kara Moskowitz......   4   2  1  -
     9  Reynolds, Marie.....   -   -  -  -          11 Katherine Ni........   2   1  -  -
     12 Plautz, Briana......   -   -  -  1          12 Gabi Maldonado-Bell.   5   2  1  -
     15 Short, Maggie.......   -   -  -  -          13 Julie Ault..........   2   1  -  -
     16 Lehecka, Ann........   2   1  1  -          15 Emily Scholten......   1   1  -  -
     18 Webb, Susan.........   1   -  -  -          16 Kelly Brouse........   -   -  -  -
     24 Ristow, Danielle....   -   -  -  -          17 Hannah Sayle........   3   2  -  -
     25 Christenson, Amy....   -   -  -  -          23 Rebecca Mackenzie...   1   1  1  -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------              ---------- Substitutes ----------
     6  Maus, Allyce........   -   -  -  -          4  Molly Kratz.........   -   -  -  -
     10 Waltz, Elisa........   -   -  -  -          7  Brenna Curley.......   -   -  -  -
     11 Willes, Nicki.......   -   -  -  -          19 Rachel Allison......   2   -  -  -
                                                    20 Rachel Marek........   2   -  -  -
        Totals..............   3   1  1  1          21 Julia Bradley-Cook..   -   -  -  -

                                                       Totals..............  29  15  3  1


Lakeland College                               Grinnell College
## Player                 MIN  GA Saves        ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
---------------------------------------        ---------------------------------------
1  Weiss, Alli.........  90:00  3    12        0  Liz Carrier.........  90:00  1     0


Shots by period       1  2  Tot                Saves by period       1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                -------------------------------
Lakeland College....  3  0 -  3                Lakeland College....  2 10 - 12
Grinnell College.... 12 17 - 29                Grinnell College....  0  0 -  0

Corner kicks          1  2  Tot                Fouls                 1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                -------------------------------
Lakeland College....  1  0 -  1                Lakeland College....  1  1 -  2
Grinnell College....  8  2 - 10                Grinnell College....  5  5 - 10


SCORING SUMMARY:
GOAL   Time Team     ## Goal Scorer              Assists
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1.    6:07 LC       16 Lehecka, Ann (8)         12 Plautz, Briana
 2.    8:42 GC       23 Rebecca Mackenzie (10)   6 Rachel Moskowitz
                                                 header off corner kick
 3.   26:55 GC       10 Kara Moskowitz (6)       Unassisted
                                                 unassisted
 4.   68:50 GC       12 Gabi Maldonado-Bell (5)  Unassisted
                                                 unassisted

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: Latif Al Yassiri; Asst. Referee: Landis Wiley; Dan Waskel;
Alt. Official: Harold Hartke; Timekeeper: Hannah Wolf; Scorer: Jordan Gizzarelli;
Offsides: Lakeland College 1, Grinnell College 1.



-- Courtesy Grinnell