Wis.-Stevens Point Offense Shines In First-Round Win Over Edgewood

Six goals scored are four more than Edgewood had allowed since Oct. 11


Nov. 15, 2008

Courtesy of Edgewood Athletics

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Edgewood College had allowed just two goals since October 11, but the Pointers showed why they have the nation’s sixth-best scoring offense after scoring six times in a 6-0 win over Edgewood College in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division III women’s soccer tournament on Saturday.

The Pointers (18-3) finally broke the game open after more than 11 minutes of scoreless soccer, and they did so in a big way. UWSP scored three goals in just over three minutes courtesy of Kaylee Weise, Jackie Spees and Vicki Bieschke. For Weise, it was her 27th goal of the season and second-most on the team to Amanda Prawat.

Prawat scored the Pointer’s fifth goal in the 45th minute following an own goal against the Eagles due to a failed attempt at clearing a UWSP cross in front of the goal. Prawat’s goal was a delicate left-footed touch that found the back of the net just before halftime. The senior from Oregon, Wis. added two assists on the day as well to give her 30 goals and 13 assists on the year.

At the start of the second half, the Pointers wasted no time getting on the board once more. Jennisa Koch tacked on the sixth and final goal for UWSP to go along with an assist on the day as well.

The speed of the Pointer defense made it difficult for the Eagles to manufacture any sort of offense as they were only able to get off seven shots, all of them coming in the second half. Elaine Gerry had an opportunity to strike in the 81st minute when she worked her way inside with a header off a cross, but UWSP’s Pam Luckow was there to make the stop. It was the same story for Tammi Hagensick and Caitlin Moore who had the final two shots on goal against Luckow and the Pointers.

The team gave senior Laura Marx a well-deserved standing ovation as she came off the field following a substitution late in the game. It was a disappointing end to a successful season for Edgewood College. The Eagles claimed their first NAC Tournament title in school history and first conference tournament championship since winning the Lake Michigan Conference title in 2004. They also qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2001.

The Eagles’ 2008 season comes to an end with an overall record of 16-4-2.

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