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Women’s Soccer Defeats UW-Stout

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ( – The UW-Eau Claire women's soccer team advances to the second round of the WIAC Soccer Championship defeating UW-Stout 1-0 here today at Bollinger Field.

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The third-seeded Blugolds improve to 8-9-2 overall while the sixth-seeded Blue Devils end their season at 5-10-3.  It was the second time in seven days that the Blugolds beat the Blue Devils by identical 1-0 scores.  The Blugolds are 3-4-0 in games in which the score is 1-0 and 5-5-0 in one-goal games.

Forward Sami Matuszak (Fr.-Green Bay, WI/Preble) knocked in the game-winning goal off a corner kick at 27:29 assisted by forward Leah Perras (Fr.-Neenah, WI).  The ball bounced around in front of the net before Matuszak was able to put it into the net.  It was Matuszak's team-leading sixth goal of the season.

Eau Claire outshot Stout 16-7 and held a 9-4 advantage on corner kicks.  Both teams were each whistled for four fouls.

Goalie Emily Byal (So.-Eagle, WI/Palmyra-Eagle) won her second consecutive game recording one save.  Byal is 3-1-0 overall with two shutout victories.

The Blugolds will travel to Oshkosh on Thursday, November 6 when they will face the second-seeded UW-Oshkosh Titans.  The game is schedule for a 6 p.m. start. 


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