October 1, 2012

Willams Scores Four to Lead Blugolds Past Yellowjackets

SUPERIOR, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Playing its first game on the road since early September after seven straight home games, the UW-Eau Claire women's soccer team picked up right where it left off at home. The Blugolds scored early and often against UW-Superior, picking up the 5-1 win for their fifth straight victory.

Gina Williams
(Sr.-Madison, Wis./Verona Area) continued her scoring binge this season getting the Blugolds a lead just 1:21 into the game, scoring an unassisted goal for the 1-0 lead.

Shortly after that, at 2:50, Williams struck again, this time on a header off of a Kara Ryan (Jr.-Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) free kick. That got the Blugolds rolling early as they continued on the momentum they have built the past four games.

At 10:17, Willams completed the hat trick with her third goal of the game on another assist from Ryan.

Up 3-0, Paige LeGate (Jr.-Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port) put home the fourth goal of the first half for the Blugolds on an assist from Allie Stone (Jr.-Madison, Wis./Verona Area). Just thirteen seconds later, UW-Superior got on the board to cut the lead to 4-1.

But that was as close as the Yellowjackets would get as the two teams played a much quieter second half. The lone goal came at 47:48 and it was Williams again, who scored her fourth goal of the game, and her 13th goal of the season on assists from Ryan and LeGate.

Nina Behrenbrinker
(Jr.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) started in goal for the Blugolds and did not make a save while giving up one goal. Amanda Hakala (Sr.-Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area) played the final 16:56 in goal and did not record a save.

The win improves UW-Eau Claire to 6-4-1 and 4-1-0 in the WIAC. They return home on Wednesday for a non-conference matchup with St. Olaf (Minn.). The game is set for 4 p.m. at Bollinger Field. 

-JM-

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at Bethel Univ. (Minn.)
9/6/14 2:00 PM
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9/10/14 4:00 PM
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9/13/14 2:00 PM
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Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)
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9/17/14 4:00 PM
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8/29/14 Final
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0
UW-Eau Claire
1
at Hamline University (Minn.)
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