Falcon women’s soccer is 2-0 in the NAC
Box Score: MBBC 0, CUW 3
Mequon, Wis. -- A 30 yard unassisted scoring blast by junior Lauren Straehler (Pewaukee, Wis.) less than 12 minutes into the contest set the tone as Ryan Middendorf's squad went on to a 3-0 win over visiting Maranatha (2-3) last evening. Straehler's upper 90 launch, which cleared the outstretched hands of leaping Crusader keeper Ginny Martin, was her fourth score of the young season.
CUW was frustrated for the remainder of the initial half, firing 14 shots toward Maranatha's goal, but not adding another score.
That changed after halftime as senior Kelli Wittenberg (Sturtevant, Wis.) and and Anna Hirssig (Rochester, Minn.) on a Wittenberg assist, helped create the final point differential.
Concordia so dominated play that Maranatha had only one shot on goal during the entire match compared to CUW's 25. The improving Falcons also had 10 corner kicks while the visitors had nary an opportunity.
Middendorf's team travels to CU-Chicago for a 3:30pm Saturday matchup in a bid to improve to 3-0 in conference play.