Nicole Mullen scored both University of Chicago goals as the Maroons defeated UW-Oshkosh, 2-1, in a women's soccer match held Tuesday (Sept. 15) in Chicago, Ill.
Both teams appeared in last year's NCAA Division III Championship, with University of Chicago advancing to the third round. UW-Oshkosh was eliminated from the tournament in the opening round.
Mullen gave the Maroons a 1-0 lead when she headed the ball into the net from a free kick taken by Mia Calamari during the 15th minute (14:29) of play.
The University of Chicago (3-2) took a 1-0 lead to intermission as it outshot UW-Oshkosh, 11-2, in the opening period.
Mullen extended her team's advantage in the 60th minute (59:39) when she blasted a shot from the top of the penalty area into the goal. Her score followed a pass from Calamari.
UW-Oshkosh (2-2) sliced its deficit in half when Alexis Brewer recorded her first collegiate goal off a deflected ball with 1:07 (88:53) remaining. Christina Mauthe and Rylee Engelland were credited with assists on the score.
The University of Chicago, which has won all four of its meetings with UW-Oshkosh, posted advantages of 25-7 in shots, 10-5 in shots on goal and 11-3 in corner kicks.
Goalkeeper Piper Mik saved four shots to preserve the win for the University of Chicago. Nina Muzi guarded the UW-Oshkosh goal and stopped seven shots. The Titans also tallied a team save.
UW-Oshkosh returns to J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 19) to play UW-Platteville in its first conference match of the season.