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Women’s Soccer Fights Off Falcons

Women’s Soccer Fights Off Falcons

RIVER FALLS, Wis. ( – Down 2-1 with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, the UW-Eau Claire women's soccer team scored the tying goal to force overtime where they scored the game-winning goal to defeat UW-River Falls 3-2 here today at Ramer Field.

Box Score

On a season- best three-game winning streak, the Blugolds improve to 7-9-2 overall and 5-3-0 in the WIAC.  The Falcons fall to 11-5-3 and 4-3-1 in conference play.  With the win the Blugolds will be the third seed in the six-team WIAC Women's Soccer Championship beginning next Tuesday, November 4 where they will host a first round game.

Eau Claire struck first as Caroline Henderson (Jr.-Duluth, MN/East) scored the game's first goal assisted by Fallon Peplinski (So.-Appleton, WI/Xavier) and Ashley O'Connell (Jr.-Appleton, WI/East).  It was the third straight game that Henderson has scored a goal.

The Falcons answered with goals at 40:42 and 60:03 to take a 2-0 lead.  With time winding down Sami Matuszak (Fr.-Green Bay, WI/Preble) tied the game at 88:20 with her fifth goal of the year assisted by Ashley Seymour (Jr.-Verona, WI) forcing the game into overtime.

Tara Dennehy (Jr.-Eugene, OR/Churchill) scored her fifth goal of the year at 95:21 assisted again by Seymour securing a first round home game for the Blugolds.

Goalie Emily Byal (So.-Eagle, WI/Palmyra-Eagle) earned her second win of the season saving four shots.  Her season record stands at 2-1-0 which includes two conference wins.

Up next the Blugolds will host sixth-seed UW-Stout in the first round of the WIAC Soccer Championship.  Action is set for Tuesday, November 4 starting at 2 p.m.


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