2004 Soccer Athletes of the Week
October 4, 2004-October 10, 2004
Offense: Becky Sitter, Forward, Fr., Waupaca
Sitter continued her impressive debut season with a pair of goals and an assist in the past week to help the Blugolds to a 1-1 record, including a victory over UW-La Crosse. In Eau Claire's match against the Eagles, Sitter assisted on the Blugolds' first goal and then scored the eventual game-winner as Eau Claire won by a score of 2-1. In Eau Claire's loss to UW-River Falls, Sitter scored the Blugolds lone goal, which tied the game at one a piece.
Defense: Annie Scharenbroich, Goalie, So., White Bear Lake, MN (South)
Scharenbroich preserved a 2-1 Blugold victory over UW-La Crosse as she saved a penalty kick in the late moments of the game to lead Eau Claire to the win. The sophomore goalie faced 15 shots against the Eagles, making nine saves and allowing just one goal.
September 27, 2004-October 3, 2004
Offense: Marcia Foltz, Forward/Midfield, Jr., Madison (Memorial)
Foltz played a big role in the Blugolds 2-1 record this week, with the only loss coming in the final four minutes of a 2-1 loss to UW-Oshkosh. Foltz tallied two scores on the week, including netting the only goal in a Blugolds 1-0 victory over Carleton.
Defense: Becky Westbrock, So., North St. Paul, Minn.
Westbrock led Eau Claire to two shutouts in three games last week despite having the most difficult defensive assignment in all three games. The Blugolds held Carleton College to just four shots on goal in a 1-0 victory.
September 20, 2004-September 26, 2004
Offense: Maria Iaizzo, Forward, Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.
Iaizzo scored three first-half goals as she led the Blugolds to a 4-0 victory over Elmhurst, who came into the match with a 5-1 record. The hat trick was her first for the Blugolds as she scored all three goals within four minutes of one another. Her first goal came at the 13:45 mark, when she took a pass from Emily Meisinger and shot it past Bluejay goalkeeper Amy Lefurgy to give Eau Claire a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later Iaizzo and the Blugolds struck again, as Becky Westbrock fed a pass to Iaizzo who scored her second goal of the day and put Elmhurst in a 2-0 hole. Iaizzo finished off the hat trick at the 17:37 mark, taking a drop pass from Marcia Foltz and giving Eau Claire a 3-0 lead.
Defense: Megan Drews, D/M, So., Wauwatosa (East)
Drews anchored the Blugold defense in a 4-0 shutout over Elmhurst, as her and the rest of the Eau Claire defenders held the Bluejays to a single shot on goal in the 90-minute match.
September 13, 2004-September 19, 2004
Offense: Kelly Peterson, M/F, Jr., Hudson
In the Blugolds lone game of the week, Peterson tallied one goal and one assist to lead Eau Claire to a 5-0 victory over conference rival UW-Platteville. With the Blugolds on top 1-0, Peterson fed a pass to Marcia Foltz who scored to provide some breathing room. Peterson topped off the game in the 85th minute with a goal of her own.
Defense: Melissa Campion, D, Sr., Burnsville, Minn.
Campion played well on both ends of the field in Eau Claire's 5-0 shutout of Platteville. She helped the Blugold defense limit the Pioneers to just a single shot on goal in the entire game and she also scored a goal on a penalty kick.
August 30, 2004-September 5, 2004
Offense: Becky Sitter, Fr., Waupaca
Sitter scored her first collegiate goal in the Blugolds 3-1 victory over Augsburg, a goal that was the eventual game winner. The freshman Blugold took a pass through the box from Anna Jackson in the 30th minute of the contest and shot it past the Auggie goal keeper to give Eau Claire a 2-0 lead.
Defense: Melissa Campion, Sr., Burnsville, MN
Campion helped the Blugolds to a 1-1 record in two games after being assigned the most difficult opposing players to mark on defense. She helped shut down the Augsburg forwards in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday and held No. 24 Loras to a mere 10 shots on goal in an eventual loss to the nationally ranked team. Campion took all of the Blugolds corner kicks and free kicks.