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2001 UW-Oshkosh Women's Soccer News

Gilbert Receives NCAA All-America Distinction

Carrie Gilbert became the first NCAA Division III All-American in the nine-year history of the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer program when she gained mention as a 2001 second team honoree.

Gilbert, a junior defender from Neenah, was one of 33 players receiving NCAA Division III All-America accolades by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), with 11 players named to each of the first, second and third teams. Also obtaining NCAA Division III All-America recognition from the WIAC was UW-Stevens Point senior midfielder Mickey Jacob.

Gilbert, who received NCAA Division III All-Central Region and All-WIAC honors in 2000 and 2001, spearheaded a UW-Oshkosh defense this past season that allowed just 12 goals in 17 matches. Appearing in all 17 matches, including 16 as a starter, Gilbert helped UW-Oshkosh shutout nine opponents, the second-highest total in the WIAC, and limit six others to just one goal. Gilbert had two goals for the Titans this past year, both on penalty kicks.

In 2000, Gilbert started all 19 matches for UW-Oshkosh and helped the Titans shutout nine opponents while holding four others to just one goal. Gilbert had three goals that season, including two on penalty kicks. In 1999, Gilbert played at UW-La Crosse, where she started all 15 matches that she appeared in. The Eagles went 12-6 that year with Gilbert totaling one goal.

UW-Oshkosh had the fewest losses in school history this past season while compiling a 13-3-1 record. In 2000, UW-Oshkosh fashioned a 15-4 record, establishing the most wins in school history.

Gilbert, Rau Named To NCAA All-Region Squad

UW-Oshkosh placed two players on the NCAA Division III All-Central Region women's soccer team for the second consecutive year following the 2001 selections of defender Carrie Gilbert and forward Lindsay Rau.

A total of 36 players received NCAA Division III All-Central Region accolades by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), with 12 named to each of the first, second and third teams. Gilbert, a junior from Neenah, was selected to the first team after being a second team choice a year ago, while Rau, a sophomore from Janesville, was picked to the second team.

WIAC champion UW-Stevens Point had six players named to the NCAA Division III All-Central Region team, including first team selections Jenny Bruce and Mickey Jacob. Macalester College followed with four honorees, while the University of St. Thomas and Wheaton College had three each.

Gilbert, the first two-time all-region selection in the nine-year history of the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer program, spearheaded a defense that allowed just 12 goals in the Titans' 17 matches played this past season. She also was instrumental in helping UW-Oshkosh shutout nine opponents, the second-highest total in the WIAC, and limiting six others to just one goal. Gilbert had two goals for the Titans this past year, both on penalty kicks. In 2000, Gilbert had three goals, including two on penalty kicks.

Like Gilbert, Rau played in 17 matches for UW-Oshkosh this past season. She ranked fourth on the team with five goals and fifth on the squad with 10 points. Rau had the match-winning goal twice during UW-Oshkosh's 13 victories, highlighted by the Titans' 2-0 win over UW-Stout on September 28. In 2000, Rau had five goals and five assists for 15 points.

UW-Oshkosh had the fewest losses in school history this past season while compiling a 13-3-1 record. In 2000, UW-Oshkosh had the most wins in school history while fashioning a 15-4 record.

Gilbert, Rau Receive All-WIAC Accolades

UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point combined for 13 of the 22 spots on the All-WIAC women’s soccer team. UW-Stevens Point’s Mickey Jacob was selected Player of the Year, while her coach, Sheila Miech, was named Coach of the Year.

Named to the All-WIAC squad from UW-Oshkosh were junior defender Carrie Gilbert and sophomore midfielder Lindsay Rau. Gilbert was selected to the all-league team for the second straight year.

Jacob helped the Pointers to their fifth straight WIAC title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship this season. Jacob earned her second All-WIAC honor and was joined by teammates Jenny Bruce and Molly Cady as other two-time All-WIAC selections. Other Pointers honored were Brianna Hyslop, Kelly Fink, Macy Mory and Tara Schmitt.

Jacob had six goals and five assists this season and was the leader of a Pointer defense that tied a school record, allowing just 10 goals, while posting 13 shutouts in 20 matches. Bruce led the WIAC with 16 assists, while also scoring 13 goals. Her 42 points ranked second in the WIAC this season and her 16 assists are the fourth-highest single-season total in WIAC history. Cady totaled 13 goals and six assists this season, giving her 30 goals and 32 assists in her three-year career. Her 13 goals this season ranked third in the WIAC.

Hyslop complied a league-best 0.58 goals against average and six solo shutouts this season. She allowed just 10 goals in 1,555 minutes played and finished with a 0.73 career goals against average, which ranks third in WIAC history. Fink had 22 goals and five assists to lead the WIAC in both goals scored and points. She became just the second player in UW-Stevens Point history to score over 20 goals in a season. Mory was the backbone of UW-Stevens Point's record-tying defense and was a key reason that the Pointers allowed just 18 corner kick opportunities in 20 matches this season. Schmitt was also a key to the defense that allowed opponents just 5.8 shots per match.

UW-Eau Claire made its seventh appearance in the championship match of WIAC Tournament this season and posted a 10-5-4 record. The Blugolds’ Megan Brady, Christy McKew, Jullia Powell, Sarah Pierringer, Erika Thompson and Tina Welle all were recognized as All-WIAC performers. Thompson, a four-time All-WIAC honoree, posted 24 points on nine goals and six assists this season. Powell had 16 points on six goals and four assists. McKew, Pierringer and Welle spearheaded a Blugold defense that shutout eight of its 19 opponents. Brady posted the second-best goals against average mark in the conference at 0.91, while playing 1,284 minutes.

Amanda Feutz, Julie Taylor and Amanda Pickett represented UW-La Crosse on the All-WIAC squad. Feutz tallied seven goals and five assists. Taylor registered 15 points on six goals and three assists this season, while Pickett played in all 16 contests for the Eagle defense, which ranked fourth in the WIAC in scoring, allowing 1.16 goals per match.

UW-Oshkosh, which posted the fewest losses in school history with an overall record of 13-3-1, landed two players on the All-WIAC team. Gilbert spearheaded a Titan defense that allowed the fewest goals in school history with 12. Additionally, the Titan defense posted nine shutouts, the second-best mark in the conference, and allowed more than one goal in a match only twice this season. Gilbert was an All-WIAC selection last season. Rau registered 10 points on five goals this season while igniting the offense from her midfield area.

UW-River Falls’ Amy Gilfillan was the scoring leader for the Falcons this season, ranking second in the league in goals (14) and third in points (30).

Nellie Sivertsen helped UW-Stout to the most wins in school history this season at 10-9-1. She led the Blue Devils in points (27) and goals (11). Sivertsen holds the Blue Devil career records for points (76) and goals (32).

UW-Whitewater’s Kristin Singer tallied one assist and helped the Warhawk defense shutout six opponents during the 2001 campaign, while UW-Platteville’s Jessi Jones led the Pioneers with 12 points and five goals.

UW-Stevens Point head coach Sheila Miech was named the Coach of the Year by her peers. Miech has led the Pointers to nine WIAC Championships.

Penalty Kicks End Season For Titans

It took 120 minutes and eight rounds of penalty kicks, but UW-Eau Claire finally outlasted UW-Oshkosh in the semifinals of the WIAC Women's Soccer Tournament held Friday (Oct. 26) in Stevens Point.

After 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of sudden death overtime, the teams advanced to a shootout. After five rounds of penalty kicks, the teams were still tied (4-4) before the Blugolds finally won after three rounds of sudden death penalty shots.

UW-Eau Claire's Maleia Damato finished with the eventual match-winning kick after shooting first in the eighth round. UW-Oshkosh's Katy Werginz then fired over the top of the goal as the Blugolds earned the right to advance to the tournament finals for the seventh time in the 10-year history of the event.

Three goals were scored in the first 15 minutes of the match before UW-Oshkosh tied the contest with 9:18 left in regulation. Freshman Karin Reinke had a corner kick that freshman Melissa Gruber put in to tie the match for the Titans. Gruber had an outstanding chance to win the match on a breakaway with one minute left in regulation, but Blugolds' goalie Erin Leschensky made the save. UW-Oshkosh's other goal was scored by junior Sarah Schultz, counting at the 14:33 mark of the first half. Schultz ended the year totaling a team-high seven goals, while Gruber had six.

UW-Eau Claire, which lost 1-0 in double overtime to UW-Oshkosh (13-3-1) earlier this season, outshot the Titans, 19-11. The match was the fifth penalty kick shootout in the 10-year history of the WIAC Tournament. With the match being counted as a tie for both teams, UW-Oshkosh ends the season with its fewest losses in school history. During the past two years UW-Oshkosh has fashioned a 28-7-1 record.

UW-Eau Claire (10-4-4) will meet UW-Stevens Point (16-1) in the finals on Saturday (Oct. 27) in Stevens Point. The Blugolds have lost all six previous tournament championship match appearances to the Pointers.

Titans Easily Defeat Falcons In WIAC Tournament Opener

Freshman Karin Reinke and junior Sarah Schultz recorded two goals and one assist each to escort the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team to a 7-0 victory over UW-River Falls in a quarterfinal round match of the WIAC Tournament held Tuesday (Oct. 23) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The Titans have now opened WIAC Tournament play with a victory the past two seasons after going 0-6-1 in their previous seven starts.

Freshman Melissa Gruber started the scoring parade against the Falcons by counting her fifth goal of the season just 3:49 into the match. Reinke made the score 2-0 heading to intermission with her fifth goal of the year at the 7:50 mark. The Titans (13-3) outshot the Falcons (6-10-1), 19-0, in the first half.

The final 45 minutes was again dominated by UW-Oshkosh as the Titans found the net on five of their 16 shots. Sophomore Erin Katzenberg made the score 3-0 with her second goal of the season at the 51:20 mark of the second half, while Schultz extended the advantage to 5-0 with her fifth and sixth goals of the year at the 56:08 and 59:36 marks. UW-Oshkosh concluded its scoring with goals by Reinke, her sixth of the season, and freshman Tiffany Herdina, her second of the campaign, at the 61:36 and 63:42 marks, respectively.

Sophomore Nikki Falkowski played the first half in the goal for UW-Oshkosh and freshman Sara Tomjanovich the second as the Titans posted their fourth straight shutout and eighth of the season. UW-Oshkosh has now won 11 of its last 12 matches, outscoring its opponents by a 37-7 count.

UW-Oshkosh advances to semifinal round action in the WIAC Tournament, where it will meet UW-Eau Claire on Friday (October 26) at 2 p.m. in Stevens Point. The Blugolds advanced on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over UW-Stout. Other quarterfinal round survivors on Tuesday were UW-Stevens Point, a 6-0 winner over UW-Platteville, and UW-Whitewater, a 2-1 victor over UW-La Crosse.

Titans Finish Second In WIAC Race

UW-Oshkosh finished as the second-place team in the WIAC women's soccer standings following its 5-0 victory over UW-Platteville on Saturday (Oct. 20) in Platteville. The win, the seventh in eight league matches for UW-Oshkosh, enabled the Titans to record their highest WIAC finish in school history. UW-Stevens Point won the conference crown with a perfect 8-0 record.

UW-Oshkosh (12-3) took a 2-0 lead to intermission against UW-Platteville (3-13-1/1-7 WIAC), with goals coming from junior Carrie Gilbert and freshman Kristine Olejnik at the 16:08 and 24:42 marks of the first half, respectively. In the second half, UW-Oshkosh received a pair of goals (60:19 and 86:13) from senior Erin O'Driscoll and one (46:08) from sophomore Lindsay Rau. The goals for O'Driscoll were her second and third in the last two matches.

UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Platteville, 34-2, and held a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks. Goalkeepers Nikki Falkowski, a sophomore, and Erika Engel, a freshman, combined for UW-Oshkosh's seventh shutout of the season.

UW-Oshkosh opens WIAC Tournament play by hosting UW-River Falls on (Tuesday) October 23.

Titans Snip Feathers Off Red Hawks

With advantages of 36-1 in shots and 15-0 in corner kicks, the statistics would indicate that the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team had an easy time with Ripon College on Wednesday (Oct. 17) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. But when the match ended, however, the statistics didn't reveal the whole story as the Titans edged the visiting Red Hawks (4-10) by just a 2-0 score.

UW-Oshkosh, 11-3 and ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III Central Region, scored quickly against its neighboring rival as sophomore Lindsay Rau tallied her fourth goal of the season just 1:39 into the match. UW-Oshkosh's one-goal lead held up until senior Erin O'Driscoll scored at the 79:01 mark of the second half. The goal was O'Driscoll's first of the season, coming in the last regular season home match of her career.

UW-Oshkosh's win was the ninth in its last 10 matches, with the only blemish being a 4-0 setback to nationally-ranked and WIAC rival UW-Stevens Point on October 10. The Titans now lead Ripon College in the all-time series by a 5-3 count.

Titans Keep Perfect Road Record Intact

Junior Sarah Schultz recorded her third and fourth goals of the season, all in the past four matches, as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team defeated UW-La Crosse, 3-0, on Saturday (Oct. 13) in La Crosse. The victory kept UW-Oshkosh (10-3/6-1 WIAC) perfect in its six road matches this season and on the heels of first-place UW-Stevens Point (6-0) in the WIAC standings.

Schultz scored both of her goals in the first half as the Titans led the rain-filled match 2-0 at intermission. Schultz counted her goals at the 13:03 and 24:58 marks of the opening period, with sophomore Erin Katzenberg assisting on the first tally and freshman Karin Reinke on the second. UW-Oshkosh recorded its final goal of the match when freshman Melissa Gruber kicked the ball into the net at the 89:30 mark of the second frame.

UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-La Crosse 20-6 in the match, with the host Eagles (5-5-3/3-3-1 WIAC) having four scoring opportunities in the second half. UW-Oshkosh has won the last two meetings with UW-La Crosse after dropping the previous 10. The Titans entered their match with the Eagles as the sixth-ranked team in the NCAA Division III Central Region.

Titans Fail In Bid For WIAC Lead

In a matchup of WIAC unbeatens, the UW-Stevens Point women's soccer team proved that it still has the loudest bark among league combatants as it defeated UW-Oshkosh, 4-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 10) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The four-time defending WIAC champion Pointers have now won 50 consecutive matches against league opponents, including 38 in regular season play.

Kelly Fink scored goals in the first 3:25 of each half to set the tempo for UW-Stevens Point (10-1/6-0 WIAC). Fink's tally at the 2:36 mark of the first half came off a free kick opportunity by teammate Andrea Spiel, while her goal at the 48:25 mark of the second half came off a breakaway. The Pointers added to their lead with goals by Andrea Oswald and Jenny Bruce at the 58:50 and 63:22 marks of the second half, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh (9-3/5-1 WIAC) was outshot 20-8 in the match, including 13-5 in the second half when UW-Stevens Point pulled away. Junior Sarah Schultz had two scoring opportunities to lead UW-Oshkosh's effort.

UW-Stevens Point entered the contest ranked 10th in the NCAA Division III.

Titans Set Stage For First-Place Showdown

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team drew even with first-place UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC standings following its 2-1 victory over UW-River Falls on Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The Titans (9-2/5-0 WIAC) will have an opportunity to claim sole possession of the WIAC lead on Wednesday (October 10) when they host the defending league champion Pointers (9-1/5-0 WIAC) at the Kolf Sports Complex.

UW-River Falls (5-6/2-3 WIAC) took a 1-0 lead over UW-Oshkosh as Molly McClanahan scored at the 24:05 mark of the first half. The Titans tied the match shortly after as freshman Karin Reinke counted her fourth goal of the season at the 30:42 mark of the opening period. In the second half, just 3:51 into play (48:51 overall), junior Sarah Schultz kicked the ball into the net for her second goal of the season. The goal was her second match-winning tally in as many contests.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III Central Region, has won 24 of its last 30 matches, including the last nine in WIAC play. The Titans increased their winning totals by holding advantages over UW-River Falls in shots, 39-4, and corner kicks, 16-1.

Titans Remain Unbeaten In WIAC Play

The winning streak for the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team in WIAC regular season matches extended to eight following the Titans 2-0 victory over UW-Whitewater on Wednesday (Oct. 3) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The Titans have won all four of their league matches this season after ending the 2000 campaign with victories in their last four conference discussions. The last WIAC regular season loss for UW-Oshkosh was a 1-0 setback to UW-Whitewater on September 27 of last year.

UW-Oshkosh (8-2) scored both of its goals in the first half as junior Sarah Schultz and freshman Melissa Gruber kicked the ball into the net at the 16:00 and 24:43 marks, respectively. The Titans outshot the Warhawks (5-5/2-3 WIAC), 16-2, in the first half with five other serious scoring opportunities.

In the second half, UW-Oshkosh held UW-Whitewater without a shot while taking 14 more of its own. Sophomore Nikki Falkowski played the entire match in the goal for the Titans to record her eighth victory in nine career decisions.

The Titans now lead the all-time series against the Warhawks by a 5-3-2 count.

Titans Win Skirmish With Blue Devils

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team made two first half goals stand up as the Titans defeated UW-Stout, 2-0, on Friday (Sept. 28) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The win was the fifth straight for the Titans, who haven't lost since a 1-0 setback to the College of St. Benedict on September 9.

Sophomore Lindsay Rau put UW-Oshkosh (7-2/3-0 WIAC) ahead early in the match by scoring her third goal of the season at the 15:16 mark of the first half. Nearly 15 minutes later (29:04), freshman Katy Werginz made the count 2-0 by kicking the ball into the net for her fifth goal of the season. The goal was the fourth for Werginz in the last two matches.

UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Stout (5-3-1/2-1 WIAC), 17-7, in the match, with the Titans compiling a 13-5 advantage in a scoreless second half.

UW-Oshkosh, which leads the all-time series against UW-Stout by a 5-2-1 count, had two players share time in the goal against the Blue Devils. Freshman Erika Engel played the first half in the goal and made one save, while freshman Sara Tomjanovich played the second half and made three saves.

Titans Exterminate Yellowjackets

Scoring eight times in the second half after leading just 1-0 at intermission, the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team defeated UW-Superior, 9-1, on Saturday (Sept. 23) in Superior. The victory followed a 1-0 double-overtime road win over UW-Eau Claire less than 24 hours earlier.

Freshman Katy Werginz scored three times and sophomore Terri Romanowich twice in the second half as the Titans erupted for the most goals during a 45-minute period in school history. Werginz had goals at the 81:16, 82:26 and 89:05 marks of the second half, while Romanowich had tallies at the 74:24 and 84:33 marks. Other UW-Oshkosh (6-2/2-0 WIAC) goals in the second half were by sophomores Lindsay Rau, Sandie Brink and Nikki Reilly at the 57:09, 68:01 and 69:51 marks, respectively. UW-Oshkosh's lone goal in the first half was by freshman Tara Mortimer just 7:47 into the match.

UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Superior (0-6/0-2 WIAC), 42-3, and held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks. Melissa Dreger scored the only goal for UW-Superior at the 59:21 mark of the second half.

Titans Record First Win Over Blugolds

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team recorded one of the biggest wins in the program's nine-year history when the Titans defeated UW-Eau Claire, 1-0, in double overtime on Saturday (Sept. 22) in Eau Claire. The victory was the first for UW-Oshkosh over the perennial WIAC power in 10 previous meetings.

Monsoon-like conditions hampered the flow of play and the result was a scoreless tie through regulation and the first overtime period. Seven minutes into the second overtime period, UW-Oshkosh received a major break when a ball deflected off a Blugold defender trickled into an open UW-Eau Claire goal for the match-winning score.

UW-Oshkosh (5-2/1-0 WIAC) outshot UW-Eau Claire (4-1-2/0-1-1 WIAC), 21-8, in the match and held a 13-4 advantage in corner kicks. Twice in the overtime periods the Titans had shots hit the pipes on the goal. The Titans became the first opponent to hold an advantage in shots over UW-Eau Claire this season.

Freshman Erika Engel played all 112:55 in the goal for the Titans, making six saves, to record her third shutout of the season.

Titans Defeat Vikings In Fox Valley Tussle

Playing on a pitch that was soaked by rain throughout the match, the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team defeated Lawrence University, 3-1, on Wednesday (Sept. 19) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The victory was the second in a row for UW-Oshkosh over Lawrence University, giving the Titans a 5-2 advantage in the all-time series.

UW-Oshkosh (4-2) bursted out of the gates quickly against its Fox Valley rival, scoring on freshman Karin Reinke's goal just 2:45 into the match. Exactly eight minutes later the Titans' extended their lead to 2-0 when sophomore Erin Katzenberg found the net on an assist by freshman Kristine Olejnik.

Scoring in the match concluded when sophomore Sandie Brink of UW-Oshkosh and Greta Raaen of Lawrence University (1-3-1) tallied goals at the 21:46 and 39:18 marks of the first half, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh played three goalkeepers in the match, with freshman Erika Engel going 29:15, sophomore Nikki Falkowski 30:45 and freshman Sara Tomjanovich 30:00 between the pipes.

Titans Edge Spartans On Late Second Half Goal

After suffering 1-0 setbacks in its last two outings, the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team reversed the trend against Aurora University by edging the host Spartans, 1-0, on Wednesday (Sept. 13) in Aurora, Ill.

UW-Oshkosh (3-2) and first-time opponent Aurora University (1-2-1) played 89 minutes without a goal before the Titans' Karin Reinke scored the match winner with just 42 seconds remaining in regulation. The goal, aided by an assist from freshman Melissa Gruber, was the second of the season for the freshman Reinke.

UW-Oshkosh dominated play against Aurora University by holding a 17-9 advantage in shots and a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks. UW-Oshkosh freshman goalkeeper Erika Engel made three saves in the match to help compile her second shutout of the season.

Aurora University falls to 0-2-1 in matches played against WIAC opponents this young season. Previously, the Spartans dropped a 3-2 decision to UW-Eau Claire and tied UW-Stout, 0-0.

Titans Suffer Second Straight 1-0 Setback

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team failed to score for the second straight match and the result was a 1-0 loss to the College of St. Benedict on Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The setback comes on the heels of Saturday's (September 8) 1-0 loss to NCAA Division II Wayne State College on the Titans' home pitch.

Tae Ruppe scored the lone goal for the Blazers (3-1), a tally coming at the 24:15 mark of the first half. The College of St. Benedict won its third consecutive match over UW-Oshkosh despite holding deficits in shots, 16-11, and corner kicks, 4-2.

For the fourth consecutive match to start this young season, UW-Oshkosh (2-2) continued to shine in the midfield and defender areas. Among the UW-Oshkosh players cited for their efforts against the Blazers were junior defender Carrie Gilbert, freshman midfielder Tammy Herdina and senior defender Erin O'Driscoll.

UW-Oshkosh, 17-6 in its last 23 matches, has now lost two consecutive contests for the first time since the 1999 season.

Division II Wildcats Hold Off Titans

Sarah Herrick's goal just 11:09 into the match stood up as NCAA Division II Wayne State College defeated the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team, 1-0, on Saturday (Sept. 8) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex.

The victory was the 23rd for Wayne State College in its last 28 matches (23-4-1), while the loss was only the fifth for UW-Oshkosh in its last 22 contests (17-5 record). Following the two schools' first debate on the pitch, Wayne State College went to 5-0 and UW-Oshkosh 2-1 on the young 2001 season.

The statistics for Saturday's match were about as tight as the final score, with UW-Oshkosh holding advantages of 17-16 in shots and 7-5 in corner kicks. But in the end it was Herrick's ninth goal of the season on an assist from Nikki Fields that decided the affair's outcome.

UW-Oshkosh's defense held Wayne State College at bay most of the afternoon, with freshman goalkeeper Erin Engle saving nine shots and sophomore Sandie Brink, junior Carrie Gilbert and sophomore Amy Robel applying pressure from their defender positions. Prior to its match against UW-Oshkosh, Wayne State College had averaged 7.5 goals per contest.

Titans Begin Season With 2-0 Ledger

Scoring four times following a 1-0 deficit, the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team flew past Elmhurst College, 4-1, on Saturday (Sept. 1) in Elmhurst, Ill. The victory lifted the Titans' record to 2-0 and 17-4 in their last 21 matches played.

Elmhurst College (0-1) took a quick 1-0 lead just two minutes into the match before the Titans responded with first-half goals by sophomore Lindsay Rau and freshman Melissa Gruber at the 10:11 and 39:43 marks, respectively. UW-Oshkosh increased its advantage in the second half on goals by junior Carrie Gilbert and freshman Tiffany Herdina at the 55:06 and 80:03 marks, respectively. Gilbert's tally came on a penalty kick.

Freshman Erika Engel played all 90 minutes in the goal for the Titans to record her second victory in as many days.

UW-Oshkosh outshot Elmhurst College, 14-11, in the match, the first-ever between the Titans and the Blue Jays.

Titans Rout Stars In Season Opener

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team won its season opener for the third consecutive year by defeating first-time opponent Dominican University (Ill.), 6-0, on Friday (August 31) in River Forest, Ill.

UW-Oshkosh led 2-0 at intermission and turned the contest into a rout by scoring four second-half goals, including three within a six-minute span. Freshman Karin Reinke counted the Titans' first goal of the 2001 season at the 14:05 mark of the first half. The lead extended to 2-0 when freshman Tara Mortimer booted the ball into the net at the 35:56 mark.

In the second half, sophomore forward Nikki Reilly entered the scoring summary twice with goals at the 76:54 and 82:44 marks. UW-Oshkosh also received goals in the second half from freshmen Melissa Gruber and Katy Werginz at the 51:40 and 81:17 marks, respectively. Werginz also had two assists in the second half.

Freshman Erika Engel played all 90 minutes in the goal for the Titans to record her first career shutout.

UW-Oshkosh outshot Dominican University (0-1), 34-2, in the match.