Women's Soccer Shutout Grinnell To Begin Season
Aug 30, 2019
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team started off slow in the first half of the season opener, but bounced back in the second half with two goals for the 2-0 win to begin the season.
UD 2 , Grinnell 0
How It Happened
-The first significant scoring chance from either team came in the 22nd minute, after a scramble in the box left Brooke Brodzinksi open from the top left of the box but the shot rolled just wide right.
-Robinson broke loose in the 30th minute but couldn’t get enough on the shot and it was an easy save for the Grinnell goalkeeper to keep the game scoreless.
-Despite not being able to score in the first half, the Spartans controlled the game, with a possession percentage of 64%.
-Nine minutes into the second half, Natalie Dienstbach split defenders and got a shot off while falling down, the ball sailed over the goalkeepers head but it ricocheted off the crossbar.
-The Dienstbach shot off the crossbar sparked the UD offense. In the 59th minute, Isabelle Robinson had the ball on the goal line from about 10 yards out and sent a cross into the box, where it went off a Pioneer defender’s foot and into the net for an own goal and 1-0 UD lead.
-The Spartan offense continued to apply pressure on the Grinnell back end and it paid dividends after a blocked shot found its way to the feet of Alexis Turner, who calmly sent it past into the goal to give UD some breathing room with a 2-0 lead with 19 minutes remaining.
-The Spartans would control a majority of the game, limiting the Pioneers to just two shots on goal in 90 minutes with 62% of their possession coming on their attacking side of the field.
-UD would also draw 13 corners to Grinnell’s two.
For the Spartans
Goalie: Victoria Roethler: 90:00, 2 saves, 0 GA
Scorers: Alexis Turner (61’)
Goalie: Elizabeth Hunt: 90:00, 8 saves, 2 GA
The Spartans first five games of the 2019 season are at home, with the next one coming on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 p.m. against