Soccer squeaks past UW-Stout and Concordia University Wisconsin

Becca Glisczinski, Sports Reporter

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The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team took down Concordia University Wisconsin Tuesday, 2-1 and defeated the UW-Stout Blue Devils last Saturday with a score of 1-0.

Against Concordia, UWO got goals from junior Delaney Karl in the 15th minute and junior Addie Schmitz in the 18th minute.

Karl’s goal was assisted by sophomore Amber Richter and gave the Titans a 1-0 lead. In the 18th minute, senior Maddie Morris passed ahead to Schmitz who fired home the shot to give UWO an early 2-0 lead.

CUW scored their lone goal in the 60th minute as Selena Esten scored on UWO goalkeeper, junior Erin Toomey.

The match was very physical as both teams were called for nine fouls on the night. UWO was out-shot by CUW 19-18 but managed to pull out the win.

Toomey was spectacular in goal as she blocked eight of the Falcons’ nine shots-on-goal.
Against UW-Stout, freshman Rylie Kaufmann scored her first-ever goal for the Titans in the 68th minute with an assist from Morris.

Goalkeeper Claudia Anderson for Stout had 12 saves all game and the Titans had 20 total shots.

Last Saturday, junior forward Mallory Knight had three shots for Oshkosh, as did Morris, Karl and freshman Grace Herrmann.

“My team did a good job of keeping possession and creating opportunities in very difficult conditions. It was freezing cold and very blustery. We battled the elements extremely well,” head coach Erin Coppernoll said.

Coppernoll was proud of her team’s performance overall, despite the rough conditions.
“I was very happy we got a win—our first shutout—and had a freshman score her first collegiate goal in difficult weather,” Coppernoll said. “We didn’t play our best but it was nice to know we cannot play our best and still get those results.”

UWO women’s soccer team also played UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and fell short in a 2-0 loss.

Whitewater’s goals were from Anna Boyd in the 39th minute and Elliss Wahlberg in the 51st minute of the game.

Whitewater’s goalkeeper Sara Klimisch saved four shots from the Titans, leading their team to victory.

The Titan’s goalkeeper, senior Madelyn Runyan, had an exceptional game as well. She was able to stop five of the seven shots.

Despite the loss, the Titans had ten shots and three corner kick opportunities during the game.