Freeland, Schlosser score as Women's Soccer shuts out Dominican

Photo by Lane Schwartz
Photo by Lane Schwartz

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – Senior Abigail Freeland and sophomore Kayla Schlosser scored and the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Soccer played outstanding defensively in a 2-0 NACC road win at Dominican Saturday. The Falcons win was their second straight and moved them to .500 in conference play this season.

- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 2, Dominican 0
- Location: West Campus Field – River Forest, Illinois
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 3-9-1, 3-3-1 NACC; Dominican 9-5-0, 5-3-0 NACC

- Freeland (Grafton, Wis.) showed why she is dangerous in free kick situations with a score from 19 yards out in the 12th minute. The goal was the third of the season for the Falcons defender, a new season-best mark.

- The Falcons held the 1-0 lead through the first half, holding a slight 7-6 edge in shots in the opening 45 minutes.

- CUW came out firing shots in the second half and posted a 13-5 advantage during that stretch. Schlosser (Germantown, Wis.) gave the Falcons the insurance goal they needed in 76th minute. It was Freeland setting up the play with a perfect corner kick where Schlosser was there for the header for her second goal of 2016.

- Senior Ariana Worthing (Saginaw, Mich.) made three second-half saves for the Falcons for her first shutout of the season. Her counterpart, Pamela Ruiz, stopped nine shots, six of those coming in the second half.

- Freeland entered the year with 14 career points and she already has eight this season, very impressive for a defender. The eight points ties a season-best as she scored two goals and had four assists during her sophomore campaign.

- The win was also a big one for the Falcons over a team ahead of them in the NACC standings. CUW sits in a tie for sixth in league play with three conference matches remaining. The top six teams make the NACC Tournament.

- The Falcons will play three times at home next week, beginning with a contest against Marian on Wednesday. CUW and the Sabres are set for a 4 p.m. start at Fitting Field.