Sat, Oct. 18, 2008 - [Women's Soccer]
CHICAGO - Junior goalkeeper Danielle Wagner (Worth, Ill./University of Illinois/Stagg) finished with five saves, but the Saint Xavier University women's soccer team dropped a tough Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) game, 1-0, to Trinity International University (Ill.) Saturday at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. Despite the outcome, the "Cougs Kick Cancer" event, which took place before, during and after the game was a huge success with the two teams collaborating to help raise money for breast cancer research through donations, raffles, and a silent auction in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The game's lone goal occurred in the 72nd minute when TIU senior midfielder Ruth Kratzer took advantage of a well-placed assist by freshman midfielder Kelly Streekstra and headed the ball into the lower right corner of the net. The Cougars had their opportunities to score as well with eight shots on goal compared to just six by the Trojans. Sophomore forward Kelly Steinhaus (Lemont, Ill./Lemont) and freshman forward Larissa Jondle (Lincoln, Neb./Saint Pius X) each tallied two shots-on-goal for SXU in Saturday's game.
Saint Xavier (7-7-1 overall/5-2 CCAC) wraps up its home stand for the 2008 regular season on Tuesday, October 21, with a game against league-leading Trinity Christian College (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field.