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2002 UW-Oshkosh Women's Soccer News

Rau Chosen To All-Region Team

UW-Oshkosh defender Lindsay Rau (Jr. • Janesville) was one of 33 players named to the 2002 NCAA Division III All-Central Region women's soccer team. The team is sponsored by Adidas and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Rau, who earlier this year received All-WIAC first team honors, was named as an all-region second team choice. Other WIAC players receiving all-region accolades were defender Maleia Damato, midfielder Emily Peterson, forward Jullia Powell and defender Becky Smith of UW-Eau Claire and forward Jennifer Bruce, forward Kelly Fink, midfielder Molly Cady and defender Macy Mory of UW-Stevens Point. Damato, Bruce and Fink were all first team selections.

Rau started 17 of the 19 contests that she played in for UW-Oshkosh this past year and was instrumental in the Titans recording nine shutouts and a 1.24 goals against average.

Playing in the midfield during her first two seasons with the Titans, Rau totaled 10 goals and five assists. In 2001, Rau started 15 of the 17 matches that she played in, compiling five goals. In 2000, Rau started 13 of the 19 contests that she played in, recording five goals and five assists.

UW-Oshkosh posted a 10-10-1 record this past season after going 15-4 in 2000 and 13-3-1 in 2001.

Gilbert, Rau Named All-WIAC

Despite switching positions from a year ago, UW-Oshkosh's Carrie Gilbert (Sr. • Appleton) and Lindsay Rau (Jr. • Janesville) both repeated as selections on the All-WIAC women's soccer team.

Gilbert, a three-time All-WIAC honoree, was a midfielder for the Titans this past season after receiving NCAA Division III All-America second team accolades as a defender a year ago. Rau was a defender this past year after playing as a forward last season.

A total of 22 players were named to the 2002 All-WIAC team, including UW-Stevens Point's Molly Cady as Player of the Year. Cady was joined on the all-league squad by UW-Stevens Point teammates Jenny Bruce, Kelly Fink, Macy Mory and Tara Schmitt.

Other players chosen as All-WIAC were Maleia Damato, Emily Peterson, Jullia Powell, Becky Smith and Kiley Zellner of UW-Eau Claire, Amanda Pickett of UW-La Crosse, Jessi Jones and Amy Shuman of UW-Platteville, Amy Gilfillan, Apryl Jennrich and Libbi King of UW-River Falls, Raina Schneider and Nellie Sivertsen of UW-Stout and Dani Daggett and Staci Gustafson of UW-Whitewater.

Gilbert started 20 of UW-Oshkosh's 21 matches this past season, totaling six goals and one assist for 13 points. She scored the match-winning goal in the Titans' 3-0 win over Coe College (Iowa) on October 13. In 2001, Gilbert spearheaded a UW-Oshkosh defense 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 and limit six others to just one goal. Gilbert had two goals for the Titans in 2001, both on penalty kicks.

Rau started 17 of the 19 contests that she played in for UW-Oshkosh this past year. She was instrumental in the Titans recording nine shutouts and a 1.24 goals against average. Rau played in 17 matches for UW-Oshkosh in 2001, totaling five goals for 10 points. In 2000, Rau had five goals and five assists for 15 points.

UW-River Falls head coach Sean McKuras was named the WIAC's Coach of the Year, while UW-Stevens Point's Mory was named the WIAC's Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete.

UW-Oshkosh posted a 10-10-1 record this past season after going 15-4 in 2000 and 13-3-1 in 2001.

Shootout Ends Season For Titans

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team had its season ended by UW-Eau Claire in a penalty kick shootout for the second consecutive year after the Blugolds advanced past the Titans in the semifinals of the WIAC Tournament held Friday (Nov. 8) in Stevens Point.

UW-Eau Claire (17-3-1) and UW-Oshkosh (10-10-1) played to a 2-2 tie through two overtime periods before the Blugolds outscored the Titans, 4-2, in the penalty kick shootout. UW-Eau Claire will now meet UW-Stevens Point (16-0-2) in the title match of the WIAC Tournament on Saturday (Nov. 9) in Stevens Point.

Last year, also in the semifinals of the WIAC Tournament, UW-Eau Claire advanced past UW-Oshkosh by outscoring the Titans, 7-6, in the penalty kick shootout. Like Friday, the two teams also played to a 2-2 tie through a pair of overtime periods.

UW-Eau Claire scored twice within a two-minute span of the first half on Friday to take a 2-0 lead to intermission. The Blugolds struck first when Sara Bahlmann scored her second goal of the season at the 17:26 mark of the opening period. Shortly after, Kris Unterweger tallied her 12th goal of the year for UW-Eau Claire by finding the back of the net at the 19:34 mark.

UW-Oshkosh, which dropped a 1-0 decision UW-Eau Claire on September 14, stormed back late in the second half to force overtime. Nicole Kunick (Fr. • Green Bay) cut the Titans' deficit to 2-1 by recording her fourth goal of the season at the 76:30 mark of the second half. UW-Oshkosh evened the score at 2-2 when Stacy Stroud (Fr. • New Berlin) registered her first collegiate goal with just 4:07 left in regulation (85:53).

After two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods, the match became a penalty kick shootout. UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire traded goals to start the best-of-five shootout, with Karin Reinke (So. • Green Bay) making her attempt for the Titans. UW-Oshkosh missed its second shot, but UW-Eau Claire capitalized with a goal to make the score 2-1.

UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire once again exchanged goals to make the score 3-2, with Sarah Schnoebelen (Fr. • Woodridge, Ill.) finding the back of the net for the Titans. Following a save on UW-Oshkosh's next scoring attempt, UW-Eau Claire clinched its right to advance on Jullia Powell's goal.

UW-Eau Claire outshot UW-Oshkosh in the match, 28-21, and held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Titans Advance To WIAC Tournament Semifinals

UW-Stout became the eighth shutout victim of UW-Oshkosh in 10 matches and the result advanced the Titans to the semifinals of the WIAC Women's Soccer Tournament.

UW-Oshkosh defeated UW-Stout, 4-0, on Tuesday (Nov. 5) at a chilly Kolf Sports Center Complex to mark its third straight victory in quarterfinal round play of the WIAC Tournament. The third-seeded Titans (10-9-1) will meet second-seeded UW-Eau Claire (16-3-1) on Friday (Nov. 8) at 2 p.m. in Stevens Point for the right to compete on Saturday (Nov. 9) in the championship match of the WIAC Tournament.

UW-Oshkosh took 13 shots against UW-Stout (7-5-5), with two of them finding the back of the net in each half.

Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) started the scoring for the Titans by counting her 11th goal of the year at the 35:17 mark of the first period. Melissa Gruber (So. • Brown Deer) made the Titans' advantage 2-0 by scoring her sixth goal of the season just 10 seconds (44.50) before intermission.

In the second half, UW-Oshkosh tallied a pair of goals as Carrie Gilbert (Sr. • Appleton) made the score 3-0 with her sixth goal of the season at the 69:49 mark and Libby Maslowski (Fr. • Hartland) 4-0 with her first collegiate goal at the 74:37 mark.

UW-Stout was limited to just four shots in the contest, with UW-Oshkosh goalkeepers Sara Tomjanovich (So. • Sturgeon Bay) and Christine Barutha (Fr. • Brookfield) making one save in the first and second half, respectively. UW-Oshkosh has now recorded nine shutouts this season, the second-highest total in the WIAC.

UW-Oshkosh's victory was its sixth over UW-Stout in 10 matches (6-2-2 record). Earlier this year, the two combatants played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie.

Titans Edged On Late Goal

Sara Gross, the 16th-leading goal scorer in the NCAA Division III, found the back of the net with just 3:54 left in the match to lift the St. Norbert College women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over UW-Oshkosh on Saturday (Nov. 2) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex.

St. Norbert College (14-2) had just six shots in the match, but scored twice to even the all-time series with UW-Oshkosh (9-9-1) at 3-3-1. Nikki Garrity gave St. Norbert College a quick 1-0 lead by scoring just 2:51 into the contest. UW-Oshkosh tied the squabble when Sarah Schnoebelen (Fr. • Woodridge, Ill.) counted her fifth goal of the season at the 37:15 mark of the opening period. Gross then won the match for the Green Knights by scoring off a corner kick at the 86:06 mark of the second half. The goal was Gross' 21st of the season.

Both teams entered the contest playing well defensively as St. Norbert College had allowed just six goals in its previous 15 matches, while UW-Oshkosh had yielded just one goal in its previous eight.

UW-Oshkosh, 7-2 in its last nine games, opens WIAC Tournament play by hosting UW-Stout on Tuesday (Nov. 5) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex.

Titans Have Winning Streak End

The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team yielded its first goal in four matches and the result was a 1-0 loss to Elmhurst College (Ill.) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The setback snapped a three-match winning streak for the Titans, who previously recorded shutout victories of 13-0 over UW-Superior, 2-0 over UW-La Crosse and 3-0 over Coe College (Iowa).

Elmhurst College (13-2), ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III Central Region, scored its lone goal against UW-Oshkosh (5-8-1) on Kelly Burke's tally at the 29:42 mark of the first half. The Bluejays were outshot in the match, 9-8, but held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Nicole Kunick (Fr. • Green Bay) and Karin Reinke (So. • Green Bay) each had two of UW-Oshkosh's nine attempted scoring strikes.

Sara Tomjanovich (So. • Sturgeon Bay) played all 90 minutes in the goal for UW-Oshkosh, yielding the one score while making four saves.

UW-Oshkosh won the first match between the two teams last year by a 4-1 tally.

Defending Champion Pointers Edge Titans

The UW-Stevens Point women's soccer team scored goals early in both halves and made them stand up in posting a 2-1 victory over UW-Oshkosh on Tuesday (Sept. 24) in Stevens Point.

UW-Stevens Point's Molly Cady scored just 57 seconds into the match when she dribbled to the end line and sent a ball in front of the net that was mishandled by Titans’ keeper Sara Tomjanovich (So. • Sturgeon Bay) and resulted in a goal.

The Pointers' Jenny Bruce then scored an unassisted goal just 4:40 into the second half when she chipped a shot from 20 yards out that floated into the net.

UW-Oshkosh (2-5) rallied when Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) ripped a free kick into the lower left corner from 20 yards out to cut the Titans' deficit to 2-1. However, Pointers’ goalie Melissa Meister made four second-half saves to preserve the victory.

UW-Stevens Point (7-0-1) is ranked third in the NCAA Division III and outshot the Titans, 21-8, in beating UW-Oshkosh for the 11th time in as many meetings since 1993.

Titans Capture Vikings In Double Overtime

Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) scored 3:59 into the second overtime period as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team edged Lawrence University, 2-1, on Wednesday (Sept. 18) in Appleton.

UW-Oshkosh (2-4) took a quick 1-0 lead when Melissa Gruber (So. • Brown Deer) scored her fourth goal of the season at the 12:27 mark of the first half. Lawrence University (1-4) tied the contest at the 26:21 mark of the opening period when the Vikings' Greta Raaen tallied her first goal of the year.

Despite an 18-4 advantage in shots in the second half and 4-1 in the first overtime period by UW-Oshkosh, the contest went to a second overtime period tied 1-1. The match ended in the early minutes of the second overtime period as UW-Oshkosh's Weickhardt scored her fourth goal of the season. In all, UW-Oshkosh outshot Lawrence University in the match, 45-12.

UW-Oshkosh used two goalkeepers in the match as Sara Tomjanovich (So. • Sturgeon Bay) played the first half and Kristin Grandberry (Fr. • Whitefish Bay) the second half and both overtime periods.

Blugolds Nip Titans On Late Goal

Jullia Powell's goal with 9:20 left in the match provided the margin of victory as the UW-Eau Claire women's soccer team defeated UW-Oshkosh, 1-0, on Saturday (Sept. 14) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The WIAC contest was played in steady rain, much like a year ago in Eau Claire when the Titans defeated the Blugolds, 1-0 in double overtime.

UW-Eau Claire (5-1/2-0 WIAC) outshot UW-Oshkosh (1-4/0-1 WIAC), 15-9, including 9-3 in the second half. Nicole Kunick (Fr. • Green Bay) had five of UW-Oshkosh's nine shots, while nine different players took their turn at attempting to score for UW-Eau Claire. Powell, who leads the Blugolds with four goals this season, scored on her lone strike of the match.

UW-Oshkosh split its goalkeeping task against UW-Eau Claire, with Sara Tomjanovich (So. • Sturgeon Bay) and Kristin Grandberry (Fr. • Whitefish Bay) each playing a half. Tomjanovich made four saves for the Titans in the first period, while Grandberry made six in the second. The Titans had five of their attacks saved by UW-Eau Claire goalkeeper Megan Brady.

UW-Oshkosh has lost its four matches this season by a total of five goals, including a 1-0 double overtime decision to the College of St. Benedict (Minn.) on August 31.

Spartans Spoil Titans' Home Opener

Aurora University (Ill.) spoiled the home opener for the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team by defeating the Titans, 3-2, on Thursday (Sept. 12) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex. The setback was just the 10th for UW-Oshkosh in its last 40 matches (29-10-1 record).

Katie Danek gave Aurora University (1-2) a 1-0 lead with her goal at the 17:34 mark of the first half. UW-Oshkosh (1-3) evened the score when Melissa Gruber (So. • Brown Deer) found the back of the net at the 34:07 mark of the opening frame. The Spartans took a 2-1 lead to the break when Chelsea Lloyd scored at the 42:09 mark of the first half.

Second-half action saw both teams count one goal as Jami Tempera scored for the Spartans at the 73:39 mark and Melissa Foshager (Sr. • Sussex) for the Titans at the 81:10 mark. UW-Oshkosh had a chance to tie the contest with 1:09 left in the match, but the Titans' Erin Katzenberg (Jr. • Burlington) had her one-on-one shot saved by Aurora University goalkeeper Alicia Martin.

The contest was the second between the two schools, with UW-Oshkosh winning 1-0 last year.

Titans Rout Cardinals For First Win Of Year

Melissa Foshager (Sr. • Sussex) and Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) each scored two goals as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team rolled over St. Mary's University (Minn.), 9-0, on Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Winona, Minn. It was the most goals scored by UW-Oshkosh since the Titans counted nine against UW-Superior in 2001 and 10 against Ripon College in 2000.

UW-Oshkosh (1-2) took a 6-0 lead to intermission as Melissa Gruber (So. • Brown Deer) and Erin Katzenberg (Jr. • Burlington) started the scoring parade with goals at the 6:03 and 8:53 marks of the first half, respectively. UW-Oshkosh also had a pair of goals by Weickhardt and one each by Karin Reinke (So. • Green Bay) and Julie Herzig (Fr. • Oshkosh) in the opening period.

In the second half, UW-Oshkosh scored three times in the first 11 minutes of the period as Foshager recorded two goals and Amy Robel (Jr. • Muscoda) one.

UW-Oshkosh, which had advantages of 30-3 in shots and 12-0 in corner kicks over St. Mary's University (0-1), evened its all-time series with the Cardinals at 1-1-1.

The victory was UW-Oshkosh's 29th in its last 39 matches.

Blazers Edge Titans In Double Overtime

Emily Kelsey scored just 22 seconds into the second overtime period as the College of St. Benedict women's soccer team edged UW-Oshkosh, 1-0, on Saturday (Aug. 31) in St. Joseph, Minn.

Both teams had several scoring opportunities denied prior to Kelsey's goal as goalkeeper Kristin Grandberry (Fr. • Whitefish Bay) of UW-Oshkosh made 11 saves while Tae Ruppe of the College of St. Benedict made seven. Ruppe saved three UW-Oshkosh scoring strikes in the first half and two in the first overtime period.

In all, UW-Oshkosh had eight shots in the match, with three belonging to Kristi Olejnik (So. • Milwaukee), two to Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) and one each to Carrie Gilbert (Sr. • Appleton), Amy Robel (Jr. • Muscoda) and Stacy Stroud (Fr. • New Berlin). The College of St. Benedict compiled 12 shots in the contest.

UW-Oshkosh (0-2) is now 0-4 in its all-time series with the College of St. Benedict (0-1-1) after the setback. Last year, UW-Oshkosh also dropped a 1-0 decision to the Blazers.

Tigers' Scott To Much For Titans

2001 NCAA Division III All-American Corinne Scott recorded a hat trick as her nationally-ranked DePauw University women's soccer team defeated UW-Oshkosh, 4-2, on Friday (Aug. 30) in St. Paul, Minn. The match was the 2002 season opener for both teams as well as the first meeting between the Indiana and Wisconsin combatants.

Scott gave DePauw University a quick 1-0 lead, scoring just 1:23 into the contest. She also made the score 2-0 with a goal at the 6:02 mark of the first half and 4-2 with a tally at the 81:36 mark of the second. The Tigers, ranked 10th in the NCAA Division III, also received a goal from Kate Nickols at the 54:50 mark of the second period.

Prior to Nickols' goal, UW-Oshkosh closed its deficit to 3-2 on second-half scoring strikes by Melissa Gruber (So. • Brown Deer) and Anna Weickhardt (Fr. • Brookfield) at the 55:47 and 66:32 marks of the period, respectively.

UW-Oshkosh outshot DePauw University, 13-12, and held a 2-0 advantage in corner kicks. Both goalkeepers were busy in the match as Kristin Grandberry (Fr. • Whitefish Bay) made eight saves for UW-Oshkosh (0-1) while Allison Gilbowski made seven for DePauw University (1-0).