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October 5, 2010

2010 Season - Vikings whitewash Whitewater 5-0

Ashley Higuchi’s third goal of the season got Augustana on the board early as the Vikings defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 5-0 at Ericson Field Tuesday afternoon.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Ashley Higuchi's (Smoky Hill HS, Aurora, Colo.) third goal of the season got Augustana on the board early and Kaitlyn Kinsella (Fremd HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) scored twice as the Vikings defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 5-0 at Ericson Field Tuesday afternoon. Tenth-ranked Augustana improves to 9-0-2 on the year while the Warhawks fall to 5-5-0.

 Higuchi put the Vikings on top 1-0 in the eighth minute. Taking a nice feed from Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), she got off a shot from 22 yards out, bouncing it off the left upright and into the goal past Warhawk goalkeeper Sam Neeley. Moesle was credited with her third assist of the season on the play.

 Gina Adduci's (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.) first goal of the year in the 25th minute made it 2-0 and Kinsella's first of two on the day in the 32nd minute gave Augustana a 3-0 lead at the half. The Vikings outshot the visitors by an 11-0 margin in the opening period.

 In the second half, defender Megan Mummert (Crawfordsville HS, Crawfordsville, Ind.) scored her first goal of the season, lofting a long free kick over a leaping Jacqueline Piasecki, who had replaced Neely in goal for Whitewater. Kinsella took a pass from Holly Timm (Northglenn HS, Denver, Colo.) and closed out the scoring with her fourth goal of the season with two minutes remaining. The assist was Timm's second of the year.

 Viking goalkeepers Kayla Radloff (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.) and Bridget McDermott (Prospect HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.) were largely untested in the contest, facing a total of just three Warhawk shots. McDermott recorded the only Augustana save. Each Whitewater keeper recorded three saves.

 On Saturday, October 9, the Vikings set sail for Decatur, Illinois and a meeting with the Millikin Big Blue. That match is scheduled for a noon start.