Women's Soccer posts second half comeback in non-league match at St. Norbert

Photo by Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by Jordan Vredeveld

WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Soccer team scored three times in the second half for a comeback win over St. Norbert Wednesday night. The Falcons trailed 1-0 at halftime before coming back for the 3-2 victory. With CUW trailing 2-1 early in the second half, Emily Ciesielczyk and Kayla Schlosser scored within 15 seconds of each other, giving the Falcons the non-league win.


Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 3, St. Norbert 2
Location: Donald J. Schneider Stadium – De Pere, Wis.
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 5-1-2, St. Norbert 4-3-0


- The Falcons fell behind 1-0 in the 13th minute when St. Norbert's Katie Vanden Avond scored her nation leading 16th goal. The unassisted score was the only goal of the first half.

- CUW netted the first of its three goals just when senior Carley Pfannerstill (Grafton, Wis.) put the Falcons on the board. Pfannerstill's seventh goal of the season was a give and go with freshman Ashley Johnson (Chesterfield, Mich.), who was credited with an assist on the play.

- The Green Knights again took the lead in the 55th minute as Monica Stephens made the score 2-1. Shannon Jung assisted on the final St. Norbert score of the match.

- The final two goals for the Falcons were scored 15 seconds apart from one another. Ciesielczyk (senior – Waukesha, Wis.) scored at the 60:53 mark from 20 yards out to tie the score at 2-2.

- The score again wouldn't remain tied long as Schlosser gave the Falcons the lead and eventually the win on her fifth goal of the season. Schlosser (junior – Germantown, Wis.) and Pfannerstill executed the give and go this time for the 3-2 lead.

- Junior Ariana Worthing (Saginaw, Mich.) made four saves to pick up her third win of the season. Three of those four saves came in the second half.


- Pfannerstill continues to pick up the points and is now at 21 for the season. She is now just four goals away from 50 for her career.

- The Falcons moved into the regional rankings for the first time this season Tuesday, coming in at No. 10 in the Central Region.

- St. Norbert has been a regular team on the schedule for CUW since Ryan Middendorf took over as head coach in 2003. The Falcons are now 7-6-0 against the Green Knights under Middendorf. CUW has won five of the last six in the series.


- The Falcons will visit MSOE in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference matchup on Saturday. The match between CUW and the Raiders is set for a 3:30 p.m. start.