Lisle, Ill. -- It looked so easy for the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons in the early going.
Senior Kelly Sippel (Fond du Lac, Wis.) scored just four minutes into the match and teammate Lauren Straehler (junior, Pewaukee, Wis.) added goals in the 23rd and 33rd minutes as the Falcons controlled play and took an impressive 3-0 lead into halftime.
The second 45 minutes of the match was a different story, however, as the host Eagles reversed roles with their Falcon counterparts.
CUW's 9-1 first half shot differential became an 8-1 deficit after the break as the Eagles took over possession and opportunities.
Forward Nikki Jhanji finally broke the ice for BenU in the 69th minute and then she cut the margin to 3-2 with her second tally in the 87th minute.
From that point on, head coach Ryan Middendorf's Falcons managed to hold on for the final 100 ticks, improving to 7-2-0 in the Northern Athletics Conference with the exciting road win.
The Falcons next travel to St. Norbert College for a 7 p.m. Tuesday non-conference encounter.
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October 26, 2011 Falcons and Titan women’s soccer play to 1-1 double overtime draw
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October 18, 2011 Women’s Soccer drops NAC contest at Marian
October 15, 2011 Women’s Soccer races past WLC 6-0
October 11, 2011 Brehmer records hat trick, Women’s Soccer downs St. Norbert
October 8, 2011 Falcon women hold off Benedictine soccer 3-2
October 4, 2011 Women’s Soccer defeats Edgewood
October 3, 2011 Women's Soccer hosts Edgewood Tuesday in NAC contest
October 1, 2011 Women’s Soccer downed by high scoring Aurora on Family Weekend
September 29, 2011 Middendorf’s booters host powerful Aurora Saturday
September 28, 2011 Women’s Soccer drops first NAC contest to MSOE
September 27, 2011 Women’s Soccer looks for sixth-straight NAC victory Wednesday
September 24, 2011 Brehmer Scores Four Goals to Lead Women’s Soccer to NAC Victory
September 23, 2011 Women’s Soccer Hosts NAC Foe Alverno College on Saturday
September 20, 2011 Falcon kickers beat Lakeland 5-1
September 17, 2011 Straehler Records Hat Trick, Women’s Soccer Blanks Concordia Chicago
September 16, 2011 Falcon women’s soccer is 2-0 in the NAC
September 14, 2011 Carthage Edges Women’s Soccer 2-0
September 10, 2011 Lake Forest defeats Falcon booters in double OT 2-1
September 6, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens NAC Play at Rockford
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September 1, 2011 UW-Whitewater hands CUW soccer women 5-1 defeat
August 31, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens CUW Sports Season
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August 23, 2011 Women’s Soccer Picked Fifth in NAC Preseason Poll
August 19, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens Practice with Intensity
July 20, 2011 Women’s Soccer 2011 Season Preview