Middendorf's surging Falcons defeat St. Norbert 2-1
|St. Norbert College (4-1-1)||0||1||1|
|Concordia University Wisconsin (5-1-0)||0||2||2|
|2nd - 72:37||Straehler, Lauren (Concordia University Wisconsin)|
|2nd - 81:36||Nicole Beine (St. Norbert College)|
|2nd - 84:58||TEAM (Concordia University Wisconsin)|
|St. Norbert College||Concordia University Wisconsin|
Nicole Beine - 1
Sh: 2 Players (#18, #23 - 3)
Sv: Sarah Platzer - 7
2 Players (#19, #TM - 1)
Sh: Carley Pfannerstill - 5
Sv: Samantha Anacker - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||St. Norbert College||Concordia University Wisconsin|
|Shots (on goal)||9 (3)||21 (11)|
MEQUON, Wis.- St. Norbert, now 4-1-1, came into this evening's contest undefeated and regionally-ranked but Concordia Wisconsin looked like the stronger side throughout as the Falcons recorded a 2-1 win.
CUW dominated the first half statistically, outshooting the Green Knights 7-0 but as so often is the case, the scoreboard still read 0-0 at the break and it remained anyone's match.
Senior Lauren Straehler (Pewaukee, Wis.) finally broke the ice on a direct free kick with 18 minutes remaining to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead midway through the second half.
St. Norbert's first real opportunity came with about nine minutes remaining in the contest and the visitors cashed in after a CUW defender was knocked down in the box, allowing for an open shot that created a 1-1 tie.
Undaunted, Concordia (5-1-0) resumed their game-long attack and the Falcons were finally rewarded with the WIN in the game's 85th minute when freshman Carley Pfannerstill's (Grafton, Wis.) bullet crossing pass forced an "own goal" as a Green Knight defender actually knocked the ball past her startled goal keeper while trying to clear it.
"This was a great defensive effort," praised Middendorf. "Hirssig, Apazeller, and Karsten were solid in the back for the entire match."