September 11, 2010
2010 Season - Augustana defeats UW-LaCrosse 3-0
|Corner kicks by Augustana's Ashley Higuchi keyed the Vikings' 3-0 win over UW-LaCrosse Saturday at Ericson Field.|
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) and Caitlin Winkelman (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.) each scored off of perfect Ashley Higuchi (Smoky Hill HS, Aurora, Colo.) corner kicks and Moesle added a rebound goal as the Vikings defeated UW-LaCrosse 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Ericson Field. The win moves 9th-ranked Augustana to 3-0-1 on the season while the Eagles suffered their first loss after three wins.
Moesle's header off of Higuchi's corner kick from the left side in the ninth minute gave the Vikings and goalkeeper Kayla Radloff (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.) all the scoring they would need as Augustana went up 1-0. That's the way the first half would end as Eagle keeper Emily Wick made saves on four of the Vikings 10 first half shots. Meanwhile the Augustana defense stymied LaCrosse, holding the Eagles to just thee shots in the period. Radloff was credited with saves on the two of those.
In the 55th minute, Mosele gathered a blocked Erin Coulson (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Hermosa Beach, Calif.) shot and put it in the net for her fifth goal of the season to give the Vikings a 2-0 edge. Less than four minutes later, Winkelman headed in another beautiful Higuchi corner-this one from the right side-to complete the scoring. The goal was Winkelman's first of the season.
Viking head coach Scott Mejia used the opportunity to get his bench some valuable playing time, substituting liberally over the final 20 minutes of the match.
Radloff played 74 minutes in goal before yielding to back-up Bridget McDermott (Mt. Prospect HS, Prospect, Ill.) and improved to 3-0-1 on the season. She has yet to be scored upon in 319 minutes this year. Augustana ended up with a 17-4 edge in shots including an 8-2 edge in shots on goal. The Vikings also had an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Augustana comes right back on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 3:00 p.m. at Ericson Field.