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Soccer Sets School Mark For Wins
Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The 21st ranked UW-Eau Claire soccer team recorded its school record 18th victory of the season today at Bollinger Fields by defeating St. Scholastica 3-0 in the last regular season game.
The team surpasses the previous school record of 17 set in 2002. It was the 13th shutout victory of the season, also a school record. The 1998 squad held the previous mark at 12.
The Blugolds improve to 18-2-0 on the season while the Saints drop to 17-2-1 overall. Both teams had already clinched their respective regular season conference championships with Eau Claire taking the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and St. Scholastica winning the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).
Maria Iaizzo (Sr.-White Bear Lake, MN) scored her team-leading 14th goal from the cross to start off the scoring. Emily Meisinger (Sr.-Green Bay/Notre Dame Academy) and Anna Talbot (Jr.-Apple Valley, MN/Eastview) provided the assists at the 16:15 mark. Sam Krueger Fr.-Elkhorn) then scored her first goal of the season at 43:39 to make it 2-0.
After half, Meisinger took assists from Iaizzo and Jessica Millard (So.-Madison/La Follette) at the cross and flicked it in to score the final goal at 51:46.
The Blugolds ousthot the Saints 28-6. Both Allie Rivard (So.-Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) and Liz Weirick (Jr.-Kenosha/Tremper) made one save each between the pipes while their counterpart made eight. Eau Claire was whistled for 14 fouls while St. Scholastica committed 13.
Over the course of the season, the Blugold defense allowed eight goals on 102 chances.
Eau Claire now holds the all-time series between these two squads 4-1. Bollinger Fields has given Eau Claire homefield advantage this season, with an 8-1-0 home record.
The team's next game will be the WIAC Quarterfinal against eighth-seeded UW-Platteville on Tuesday at Bollinger Fields. Playoff action starts at 2:00 p.m.
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