Women's Soccer Suffers First Loss
Sep 13, 2019
DUBUQUE, Iowa – It was a battle of the fourth and fifth ranked teams in the North region on Friday night at Oyen Field, where the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team came up just against the fifth ranked North Central Cardinals, 2-1.
UD 1, North Central 2
How It Happened
-The first real scoring threat from either team came in the 35th minute when Brooke Brodzinski got open from just outside the 18 on the left side, but the shot rolled right into the Cardinals goalkeepers hands.
-The first half was a defensive battle, with only eight combined shots being fired. However, the Spartans were in the advantage there with five shots to the Cardinals three and controlled possession with 55% possession rate.
-In the early minutes of the second half, Alexa Martin lofted a perfect corner kick into the box, where Amanda Chlebek headed it off the ground but it went off the crossbar to keep the game scoreless.
-UD goalie Victoria Roethler launched a punt into the Spartan attacking zone in the 59th minute, where Brooke Brodzinksi would head it over a Cardinal defender and right to UD’s Isabelle Robinson. Robinson would dribble all the way to the goal line about 10 yards to the right of the goal, where she crossed it into Jordan Cadena who tapped it into the net to give UD the 1-0 lead.
-North Central evened the game back up at one all, when Allyson Vierderis snuck a shot into the lower right corner of the net.
-The Cardials took the lead with nine minutes left after Roethler stopped the first North Central shot but the rebound bounced right to a Cardinal for the put back goal and 2-1 lead.
-UD got a free kick with three minutes left from about 25 yards out, where Brodzinski took and and tried hooking it into the lower left corner of the net, but a diving save kept it out of the net.
For the Spartans
Goalie: Victoria Roethler: 90:00, 2 GA, 3 Saves
Scorers: 59’ - Jordan Cadena
For North Central
Goalie: Madison Lockard: 1 GA, 8 Saves
Scorers: 68’ - Allyson Vierderis, 81’ – Sara Sheridan
UD hits the road for the first time in 2019 when they travel to Monmouth College on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a game time of 4:30 p.m.