Schlosser's overtime strike sends Falcons to sixth straight win

Photo by Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by Jordan Vredeveld

MEQUON, Wis. – Freshman Kayla Schlosser has already delivered several big moments in the early-goings of her Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Soccer career. On Wednesday, Schlosser added to the list with an overtime goal 1:25 into the extra session, lifting the Falcons to a 2-1 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference win over Benedictine.

THE BASICS

- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 2, Benedictine 1
- Location: Fitting Field – Mequon, Wis.
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 8-1-2, 4-0-0 NACC, Benedictine 6-6-0, 3-2-0 NACC

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Schlosser (Germantown, Wis.) provided the heroics just 1:25 into overtime when she ran down the far side of the field and launched one from just outside the 18-yard box. Her shot sailed to the top right corner and kept the Falcons unbeaten in NACC play. It was her sixth goal of 2015.

- After a scoreless first half, CUW came out strong in the second half with several shots on goal. They finally got on the board when freshman Nicole Ciesielczyk (Waukesha, Wis.) sent one in from just inside the 18 yard box. Ciesielczyk sent her goal in off a blocked shot from senior Carley Pfannerstill (Grafton, Wis.), giving Pfannerstill the assist on the play.

- Benedictine would tie the score at 1-1 in the 79th minute when Sabie Ramirez netted her first goal of the season. Ramirez's shot slipped through the hands of the Falcons keeper, who tried to run it down and bat the ball out before it crossed. It appeared junior Ariana Worthing (Saginaw, Mich.) did just that, but the linesman ruled the ball crossed the line, resulting in the 1-1 tie.

- The Falcons had a big advantage in shots, firing 29 to the Eagles eight. They also posted 15 shots on goal, 13 of those being saved by Maddie Frye, who played tremendous in net.

- Worthing also made some key saves, finishing with two on the match. The Falcons also had a team save late in the first half as senior defender Faith Palmreuter (Frankenmuth, Mich.) stopped a Benedictine shot from going in with a key block in front of the goal line.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

- The Falcons have now won six straight matches for the third time in the NACC era. CUW also accomplished the feat in 2012, and posted a school-record seven game winning streak last season.

- CUW also started 4-0-0 in the NACC for the fifth straight season. The two teams who have snapped the Falcons perfect start in conference play over the last four years, MSOE and Aurora, are teams CUW has already defeated this season.

- The game-winning score was the second of the season for Schlosser. She also had the game-winner in a 3-2 win over St. Norbert two weeks ago.

UP NEXT

- CUW will visit Edgewood for a NACC match on Saturday. Action is set to get underway at 1:30 p.m.