Eagles Fall short against CUW

Rachael Hodison chases the ball to maintain possession.

By Tom Brown
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Benedictine Women’s soccer team fell behind 3-0 in the first half, and that was enough for Concordia-Wisconsin. The Falcons held on, as they defeated the Eagles 3-2 on Saturday at the Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex.

The Eagles were outplayed in the first half, managing just one shot compared to the Falcons tallying nine.

“We were not ready to play at all in the first half,” sophomore Meghan Jonson said.  “We had no intensity, and we just looked like we did not want to be there.”

The second half proved to be a much different story, as the Eagles outshot the falcons 8-1 with Nikki Jhanji scoring two goals and Michelle Del Sarto recording five saves.

“As soon as Nikki scored the intensity got up,” added sophomore Kristy Frampton. “We outplayed them by a lot in the second half.”

However the success of the second half could not outdue the failures of the first, as the Eagles could not hold off the falcons.

“They were just too much in the first half,” explained Frampton.

The Lady Eagles are back in action Wednesday night, as they travel to Wisconsin Lutheran for a Conference Match at 7:00 p.m.

BenU now sits in seventh place in the conference with a 4-4 record and a 5-6-1 record overall. Their next opponents, the Warriors, are currently tied for eighth place in the NAC.

Rose Padilla boots the ball downfield.

Ashley Davey moves the ball upfield.