Women's Soccer Drops Decision To UW-Whitewater Despite
2nd Half Surge
October 5, 2003
Sheboygan, WI-The Lakeland College Women's soccer team dropped a tough 4-2 decision to the Warhawks of Whitewater despite a commendable effort today.
The always fiery Warhawks jumped out to an early lead by getting behind the Muskie defense in the 7th minute of the game to make the score 1-0. A penalty kick awarded to the Warhawks in the 27th minute put the game at 2-0. Despite some dangerous opportunities early by Lakeland's Amanda Smith, Amy Herzfeldt, and Meghan Wudtke, a third Warhawk goal before the end of the half put the Muskies behind 3-0.
Shaky Muskie defending to start the 2nd half put Warhawks ahead 4-0 as an unmarked Lindsey Kohlbeck slipped the ball past freshman goal keeper Alli Weiss (New Berlin, WI). The rest of the game belonged to the Muskies.
In the 73rd minute junior forward Amanda Smith finished off a fantastic combination from sophomore Briana Plautz (Green Bay, WI) and senior Amy Herzfeldt (Appleton, WI) and out-ran the Warhawks back line and slipped in the first Muskie goal of the day. Smith's efforts paid off as she was later taken to the ground by the Whitewater defenders and was awarded the Penalty Kick. Senior midfielder Meghan Wudtke drove the ball past a sprawling Whitewater goal keeper to make the final score a very respectable 4-2.
The Muskies will spend the week preparing for their next match against Lake Michigan Conference opponent Maranatha Baptist in Watertown, WI on Monday October 13th at 4pm.