John Gains All-Region Honors
John, Kunick, Stroud Receive All-WIAC Accolades
Titans' Unbeaten Streak Ends In WIAC Tournament Final
Titans Top Blue Devils To Advance To WIAC Tournament Final
Titans, Bluejays Unable To Settle Argument
The UW-Oshkosh and Elmhurst College (Ill.) women's soccer teams failed to resolve their dispute as they battled to a scoreless double overtime tie on Saturday (Oct. 30) at Titan Stadium.
UW-Oshkosh (13-3-3), which played to a 2-2 draw with UW-Stout in its last outing (Oct. 24), had to settle for its second consecutive tie despite taking nearly three times as many shots as Elmhurst College (11-5-2). The Titans outshot the Bluejays, 23-8, as they posted advantages of 11-3 in the first half, 7-2 in the second period and 5-3 in the two overtime frames.
Elmhurst College goalkeeper Amy LeFurgy was the star of the match for the Bluejays as she halted 15 UW-Oshkosh shots, including five in the extra sessions.
UW-Oshkosh goalkeepers Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield) and Ashley Dalton (Fr. • West Bend) were relatively quiet in the match as they combined for six saves. Dalton replaced an injured Barutha in the 53rd minute of the contest and helped preserve UW-Oshkosh's sixth shutout in seven games by stopping three Elmhurst College shots. Dalton had two of her saves in overtime.
UW-Oshkosh returns to action on Tuesday (Nov. 2) by hosting UW-Whitewater (9-8-1) in the first round of the WIAC Tournament. The winner of Tuesday's 2 p.m. match advances to play UW-Stevens Point (12-4-1) or UW-Stout (13-2-2) in the semifinals on Friday (Nov. 5) in Stevens Point.
Titans, Blue Devils Play To Tie
The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team took three times as many shots as UW-Stout, but had to settle for a 2-2 double overtime tie with the Blue Devils on Sunday (Oct. 24) at Titan Stadium.
The tie between UW-Oshkosh (13-3-2) and UW-Stout (12-2-2) gave the 2004 WIAC championship to UW-Stevens Point (12-4-1), which concluded its eight-game league schedule with a 7-1 record. UW-Oshkosh, which finished WIAC play with a 5-1-2 record, currently occupies second place in the league standings. The Titans will drop to third place in the WIAC standings if UW-Stout defeats UW-Platteville on Friday (Oct. 29). The Blue Devils are listed third in the WIAC rankings with their 5-1-1 league mark.
UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Stout, 22-7, including 9-4 in the first half and 11-1 in the second. Both teams attempted two shots in overtime.
UW-Oshkosh, which has gone 7-2-2 in its previous 11 meetings with UW-Stout, grabbed a 1-0 lead over the Blue Devils as Katy Werginz (So. • Waupaca) scored just 6:19 into play. Werginz scored her 10th goal of the season on assists by Maggie Hoffman (Fr. • Waukesha) and Jessie Hoffman (Fr. • Waukesha).
UW-Stout answered back almost immediately as Chelsey Seawell took a pass from Carrie Schrank and scored just 44 seconds later. The Blue Devils took the lead at the 30:09 mark of the contest when Heidi Schultz put home a rebounded shot off a corner kick.
UW-Stout held its one-goal advantage until UW-Oshkosh's Nicole Kunick (Jr. • Green Bay) scored at the 57:03 mark of the match. Kunick's goal, her team-leading 12th of the season, was assisted by Jessie Hoffman and Michelle John (So. • Whitefish Bay).
UW-Stout scored what appeared to be the winning goal in the final minute of overtime, but the Blue Devils were ruled to be offside and the goal by Shannon Hermes was disallowed.
UW-Stout goalkeeper Melissa Ballweg recorded 13 saves in the contest, while UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield) tallied four. UW-Stout's first goal of the match ended a string of 522 consecutive scoreless minutes for Barutha.
Titans Net Eagles
Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield) kept the goal she guards clean for the fifth straight match as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team tripped UW-La Crosse, 2-0, on Saturday (Oct. 23) at Titan Stadium.
Barutha extended her string of consecutive shutout minutes to 515 by stopping five of UW-La Crosse's (11-5-1/4-4 WIAC) 12 shots. Barutha's performance over the last five-plus matches has lowered her goals against average on the season to 1.01.
UW-Oshkosh (13-3-1/5-1-1 WIAC) remained alive for a second-place finish in the league standings by scoring both of its goals against UW-La Crosse in the second half. The Titans broke a scoreless debate with the Eagles on Stacy Stroud's (Jr. • New Berlin) goal at the 62:10 mark of the contest. UW-Oshkosh increased its advantage to 2-0 when Katy Werginz (So. • Waupaca) scored at the 74:12 mark of the contest.
UW-Oshkosh took 18 shots in the match, including six that were stopped by UW-La Crosse goalkeeper Stephanie Harbaugh. The Titans also had a slim 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
UW-Oshkosh, which defeated UW-La Crosse for the fourth time in five meetings, can secure a second-place finish in the 2004 WIAC race by defeating UW-Stout (12-2-1/5-1 WIAC) on Sunday (Oct. 24) at Titan Stadium.
Titans Enjoy Another Win Over The Pioneers
The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team remained perfect in 12 matches against UW-Platteville following its 2-0 victory over the Pioneers on Tuesday (Oct. 19) in Platteville. It was UW-Oshkosh's ninth straight shutout of UW-Platteville, with the Pioneers last scoring in a 2-1 loss to the Titans in 1995.
Mindy Vinje (Fr. • Madison) gave UW-Oshkosh (12-3-1/4-1-1 WIAC) a 1-0 lead with her goal at the 31:19 mark of the contest. Vinje's goal, the first of her career, was assisted by Jessica Hoffman (Fr. • Waukesha).
UW-Platteville (7-11/1-6 WIAC), which had lost its previous two matches by 1-0 counts to UW-La Crosse and UW-River Falls, remained within one goal of UW-Oshkosh until the Titans' Michelle John (So. • Whitefish Bay) scored on a penalty kick with 12 minutes left to play. John's goal was her fifth of the season.
UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Platteville, 28-2, and posted a 13-1 advantage in corner kicks. UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield) extended her string of consecutive shutout minutes to 425 without needing to make a save.
UW-Platteville goalkeeper Laurie Trifone kept the score close by stopping 16 UW-Oshkosh shots.
Titans Victorious In Titan Stadium Debut
The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team made its inaugural appearance at Titan Stadium a successful one as it defeated first-time opponent Carroll College, 2-0, on Sunday (Oct. 17).
UW-Oshkosh, which is scheduled to play two of its three remaining home contests of the 2004 season at Titan Stadium, will move to its home matches to the 9,800-seat facility on a permanent basis beginning next fall. With exception of a few games at Schumerth Field, UW-Oshkosh has played all of its home matches during the past 11-plus seasons at the Kolf Sports Center Complex.
Against Carroll College (11-2-1), UW-Oshkosh (11-3-1) broke a scoreless battle on Nicole Kunick's (Jr. • Green Bay) goal at the 31:43 mark of the contest. Kunick's team-leading 11th goal of the season was assisted by Maggie Hoffman (Fr. • Waukesha) and Katy Werginz (So. • Waupaca).
The Titans held their one-goal advantage until Kristen Malmstrom (Jr. • Brookfield) scored with just 48 seconds left in the contest. Assisting on Malmstrom's first goal of the season were Kunick and Karin Reinke (Sr. • Green Bay).
UW-Oshkosh outshot Carroll College, 11-4, with goalkeeper Sarah McLaughlin of the Pioneers stopping seven attempts and goalkeeper Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield) of the Titans four.
Titans Conquer Spartans
Maggie Hoffman (Fr. • Waukesha) scored twice in the first half and Dana Gudel (Fr. • Middleton) once as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team defeated Aurora University (Ill.), 3-0, on Saturday (Oct. 16) at the Kolf Sports Center Complex.
Hoffman put UW-Oshkosh (10-3-1) ahead 1-0 with her unassisted goal just 4:50 into play. The Titans extended their lead to 2-0 on Gudel's unassisted goal during the 24th minute of the match. Five minutes later, Hoffman counted her second goal of the contest after receiving passes from Kristi Olejnik (Sr. • Elm Grove) and Stacy Stroud (Jr. • New Berlin).
UW-Oshkosh fired 18 shots in the match, with Hoffman scoring her fifth and sixth goals of the season and Gudel her first. Aurora University (7-8-1) took just seven shots in the contest, but five of them had to be saved by UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Christine Barutha (Jr. • Brookfield). The Titans had four of their shots stopped by Aurora University goalkeeper Alicia Martin.
It was the
fourth meeting between UW-Oshkosh and Aurora University, with the
Titans tying the all-time series at 2-2. Saturday's victory also
clinched UW-Oshkosh's fifth straight 10-plus win season.
Titans Swat Yellowjackets
Stacy Stroud (Jr. • New Berlin) and Katy Werginz (So. • Waupaca) recorded two goals each as the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team pummeled UW-Superior, 7-0, on Saturday (Oct. 2) in Superior.
UW-Oshkosh (7-2-1/3-1-1 WIAC) started its scoring parade against UW-Superior (5-4-1/0-4 WIAC) on Nicole Kunick's (Jr. • Green Bay) goal just 5:02 into play. The goal was Kunick's team-leading ninth of the season. UW-Oshkosh took a 3-0 lead to intermission after goals by Michelle John (So. • Whitefish Bay) and Stroud.
UW-Oshkosh scored four goals in the second half, including three in the last five minutes of the match. Werginz had two goals in the final period, while Kendall Hugel (Fr. • Cary, Ill.) and Stroud tallied one each. The goals for Werginz were her fifth and sixth of the year.
UW-Oshkosh fired 40 shots in the match, with seven of them scoring and 15 others being saved by UW-Superior goalkeeper Emily Cochran. Combining for UW-Oshkosh's shutout were goalkeepers Ashley Dalton (Fr. • West Bend) and Christine Wojtanowski (Fr. • Slinger).
The Titans have won all 12 of their meetings with the Yellowjackets.
Titans Edge Blugolds On Kunick's Late Goal
Nicole Kunick's (Jr. • Green Bay) goal with just under five minutes to play lifted the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over UW-Eau Claire on Friday (Oct. 1) in Eau Claire.
Kunick's match-winning tally came at the 85:26 mark of the contest as she dribbled through the UW-Eau Claire defense and found the back of the net with her shot. The goal was Kunick's team-leading eighth of the season.
UW-Oshkosh (6-2-1/2-1-1 WIAC) took a 1-0 lead just 9:23 into the contest when Katy Werginz (So. • Waupaca) got a hold of a loose ball and fired it into the net. It was the fifth goal of the season for Werginz.
UW-Eau Claire (4-5/1-1 WIAC) tied the match at 1-1 when Becky Sitter scored at the 48:19 mark of the contest.
UW-Oshkosh outshot UW-Eau Claire, 13-9, but was on the short end of a 7-4 count in corner kicks.
UW-Oshkosh has won its last two meetings with UW-Eau Claire, including a 3-1 decision a year ago. The Blugolds, however, lead the all-time series by a 12-3-1 tally.
Titans Off To 2-0 Start
women's soccer team is off to a 2-0 start for the fifth time in the
program's 12-year history following wins over Calvin College
(Mich.) and Albion College (Mich.) this past weekend in
Titans Picked To Finish Third In WIAC Derby
women's soccer team is picked to finish third in this year's WIAC
race, according to the league's nine sports information
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