Middendorf's surging Falcons defeat St. Norbert 2-1

"We earned it"
"We earned it"

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."  

BIG week for men's soccer
September 26, 2012 BIG week for men's soccer