Soccer falls short

Becca Glisczinski, Reporter

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The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team fell one goal short in a 2-1 match against St. Norbert College on Sept. 25 after getting some important minutes from a number of bench players. However, this didn’t stop the Titans from attempting 12 shots and six shots on goal.

St. Norbert was first on the board when Anja Jacobsen scored an unassisted goal 31 minutes into the game.
The Titans struggled to break past the Green Knights’ offense, keeping the ball on Oshkosh’s end for most of the first half.

In the second half, Jacobsen scored one more goal for St. Norbert, followed by the Titans’ first goal in the 80th minute by Alexia Poulos. Her goal was assisted by Delaney Karl.

Titan’s goalkeeper Erin Toomey saved two out of the four shots on goal.

Mallory Knight was optimistic about her team’s performance.

“As a team we have a really strong foundation–we just need to work on bringing the energy and intensity with us from the very start of the game,” Knight said. “Once we start doing that, I think we will start producing the results we should be getting.”

Head coach Erin Coppernoll drew attention to the positive aspects of the game as well, appreciating the Titan’s deep bench.

“We had some players get their first substantial collegiate minutes and had help from our bench,” Coppernoll said. “We have a deep bench, and it’s nice to know we can get quality minutes out of them when we turn to them. Also, we created a lot of goal-scoring opportunities early on. We now need to finish those.”

The Titans sit at 3-5-1 on the season with nine games to play before playoffs. The team sits at fifth in the conference heading into the conference schedule.

Coppernoll said playing hard and getting a home playoff game will be the focal points for the team from now on.
“Our goals for the remainder of the season is to come to compete for 90 minutes and play the way we know how to for the full 90 minutes,” Coppernoll said. “Also, finishing anywhere in the top half of the conference would get a top seed in the first round of tournament play.”

The Titans will play at UW-La Crosse on Oct. 5. Stats and recaps of the game can be viewed at uwoshkoshtitans.com.