Kaeley Sterkel saved all 10 shots she faced as Concordia University Wisconsin defeated the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team, 2-0, on Sunday (Sept. 23) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.
Sterkel earned her career-best save total by blocking three UW-Oshkosh shots in the first half and seven in the second. She recorded two saves when the match was scoreless and four stops with the Falcons clinging to a one-goal advantage.
Concordia University Wisconsin (4-5) was held to just nine shots by the Titans (3-5-1), but one of them found the back of the net in each half.
The Falcons took a 1-0 lead when Alexandra Tomich kicked a 35-yard shot into the goal during the 25th minute (24:31) of play. Tomich's third score of the season came after a pass from Shannon Carroll.
Concordia University Wisconsin doubled its advantage on a goal by Ashley Johnson in the 60th minute (59:42). Johnson tallied her third goal of the year by following Julia Smessaert's corner kick with a 15-yard scoring boot.
Nicole Ciesielczyk possessed three of the Falcons' nine shots while Tomich owned two.
UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Madelyn Runyan saved four of the six shots she faced, including three in the second half.
UW-Oshkosh is off until it hosts defending WIAC champion UW-La Crosse on Saturday (Sept. 29) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium. The contest marks the WIAC opener for both teams.