Titans Unable To Hold Down Warhawks

Lindsey Collette scored the lone goal for the Titans
Lindsey Collette scored the lone goal for the Titans

Kelsey Finn and Christina Tooren scored two goals each as UW-Whitewater secured at least a share of the 2012 WIAC women's soccer championship with a 5-1 victory over UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Whitewater.

Finn gave the Warhawks (11-4-1, 6-0 WIAC) a 1-0 lead when she converted a free kick in the 24th minute (23:04) of play. She then closed UW-Whitewater's scoring with another free kick in the 68th minute (67:13).

Tooren scored consecutive goals in the contest's 45th (44:56) and 59th (58:18) minutes to give UW-Whitewater a 3-0 lead. Her first goal came off a pass from Samantha Hoerchner.

UW-Whitewater, which improved to 10-1-1 in its last 12 matches, made the score 5-1 on Sarah Sedlar's goal in the 66th minute (65:13). Jenna Woodson assisted Sedlar's scoring strike.

UW-Oshkosh cut its deficit to 3-1 when Lindsey Collette (Sr. • Green Bay) scored off a pass from Nicole Palmquist (So. • Oshkosh) in the game's 60th minute (59:15). The goal was Collette's third of the season.

UW-Whitewater posted advantages of 30-14 in shots and 9-1 in corner kicks. The Warhawks were led by the nine shots of Tooren and the five of Sedlar. Palmquist paced the Titans (9-3-3, 2-2-2 WIAC) with three shots.

Both goalkeepers were busy as Katie Berkopec (Jr. • Apple Valley, Minn.) saved nine shots for UW-Oshkosh and Jordan Myers five for UW-Whitewater.

UW-Oshkosh returns to J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium to host the University of Chicago (Ill.) on Saturday (Oct. 20).