Women's Soccer - Mon, Sep. 11, 2006
Muscatine, Iowa - Behind a goal and two assists from junior forward Lissa Coby (Lake Villa, Ill./Grant Community), the No. 9 ranked Saint Xavier University women's soccer team got another huge offensive outburst in its final game of the 2006 St. Ambrose University (Iowa) Women's Soccer Classic defeating host St. Ambrose, 4-1, in Muscatine, Iowa. The Cougars (5-1 overall) jumped out to 3-1 lead in the first half and tacked on another goal in the second half to secure the victory.
SXU broke open the scoring in the 20th minute of play when Coby and senior forward Angie Holmes (Shorewood, Ill./Providence Catholic) combined to provide the assist for a goal by sophomore midfielder Sarah Scigalski (Alsip, Ill./Mother McAuley). Just five minutes later, Holmes recorded her own goal off a cross from Coby to give the Cougars a 2-0 advantage. St. Ambrose scored its lone goal in the 35th minute when freshman midfielder Lindy Shaw scored on a cross. However, Saint Xavier extended its lead back to two goals, 3-1, with just under three minutes left in the first half when Coby found the back of the net off an assist from freshman defender Jessica Martinez (Hickory Hills, Ill./Stagg).
In the second half, junior midfielder Aleks Sudar (Omaha, Neb./Bryan) scored SXU's final goal on a cross from junior midfielder Alana LoPresti (Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South) to wrap up the game's scoring. SXU was aggressive offensively outscoring the Fighting Bees, 19-8, in the game. Freshman Danielle Wilson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) got the start in goal for the Cougars Sunday posting five saves.
Saint Xavier (5-1 overall) returns to action on Wednesday, September 13, for its first home game of the 2006 season. SXU will take on McKendree College (Ill.) in non-conference action at 1 p.m. at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.