Titans Triumphant In Season Opener

Becca Blue scores the match winner with just over two minutes left
Becca Blue scores the match winner with just over two minutes left

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team allowed just three shots as it opened the 2012 season with a 1-0 victory over Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) on Friday (Aug. 31) in Stevens Point.

UW-Oshkosh, which improved to 4-1-1 in its last six season openers, recorded the decisive score on an unassisted goal by Megan White (So. • Kimberly) in the 35th (34:59) minute of play. It was the first career goal for White.

Gustavus Adolphus College (0-1) had a good chance to score late in the contest, but Maggie Lane's header sailed above the goal in the 73rd minute.

UW-Oshkosh (1-0) owned the advantage with its 12 shots and six corner kicks. The Titans totaled seven shots in the first half and five corner kicks in the second.

Gustavus Adolphus College, a first-time opponent of UW-Oshkosh, attempted two of its three shots in the second period. The Gusties (0-1) earned three corner kicks.

UW-Oshkosh had 10 players attempt a shot, including two by both Ashley Nicholas (Jr. • Wrightstown) and Carly Roiniotis (Sr. • Pleasant Prairie). Lane, Anna Street and Liz Underwood each had one shot for Gustavus Adolphus College.

Both goalkeepers went the distance, with UW-Oshkosh's Katie Berkopec (Jr. • Apple Valley, Minn.) saving two shots for her third career shutout. The Gusties' Jessica Richert stopped seven shots, including four in the first half.

UW-Oshkosh takes to the field against the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday (Sept. 1) in Stevens Point.