Women's Soccer One Step Closer To LMC Repeat
October 25th, 2003
Sheboygan, WI-Muskie field was alive with soccer splendor as Lake Michigan Conference rival Edgewood College was defeated 2-1 in thrilling fashion by the Lakeland College Muskies.
In the 22nd minute the Muskies fastest and most deadly scoring threat, junior striker Amanda Smith (Neenah, WI), broke the Eagle's defense and took a rebound off of the keeper to find the back of the net.
With the 1-0 lead the Muskies turned up the pressure and just 15 minutes later found the eventual game winner when senior striker Amy Freier (Sheboygan, WI) took a through ball from Smith and hit it one time past a sprawling Edgewood keeper.
In the first half Lakeland amassed 12 shots on goal and 4 corner kicks but were unable to find that elusive 3rd goal.
The intensity in the second half made for a very exciting end to a thrilling game. Continued pressure up top from the Muskies created many realistic scoring opportunities but again the Muskies were held in check. In the 75th minute, after a barrage of failed clearance attempts, the Eagles found their first and only goal of the afternoon. Edgewod knocked in a rebound off of a free-kick that eluded freshman Muskie goalkeeper Alli Weiss. Weiss had 4 saves on the day.
On the day the Muskie held the statistical advantage in every category. They out-shot the Eagles 22-12 and earned 5 corner kicks to Edgewood's 4.
The Muskies also celebrated the contributions of seniors Amy Freier, Amy Herzfeldt, Lindsay Olm, Michelle Schleh, and Meghan Wudtke for their commitment and dedication to the program.
With the win the Muskies are now 8-10 overall and 4-1 in LMC play. A win on Tuesday against Marian College (7p.m.) will seal Lakeland's second consecutive LMC Championship.