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Soccer takes down Macalester in home opener

Soccer takes down Macalester in home opener

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's soccer team earned their first win of the season at home on Wednesday, defeating Macalester College 4-1.

Box Score

The Blugolds jumped out to an early lead as Mercedes Wilson (So. – Dousman, WI/Kettle Moraine) buried her first goal of the season at the 5:05 mark.

Kayla Jedrzejewski (Fr. – New Berlin, WI/Eisenhower) added to the UW-Eau Claire lead at 37:21 as the Blugolds took a 2-0 advantage into the half.

Monica Zoellner (Sr. – East Troy, WI) added a goal of her own at 66:14 but Macalester would score a goal five minutes later. The Blugolds mounted a quick response, scoring just under a minute later to regain the three-goal lead. Mary Wilhemy (So. – Shoreview, MN/Mounds View) would tally the goal while Hannah Jacobson was credited with the assist.

For the game, Eau Claire out-shot Macalester 11-5.

Sammie Lefaive (Sr. – Coon Rapids, MN) improves to 1-2 on the season in goal and added two more saves to bring her season tally to 12.

The Blugolds (1-2) will be back at Bollinger Saturday as they host Augsburg College at 2 p.m. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day or on the 'UWEC Blugolds' app on your mobile device.