Women's Soccer - Mon, Oct. 8, 2007
Deerfield, Ill. - Junior midfielder Sarah Scigalski (Alsip, Ill./Mother McAuley) scored the game-winning goal with just under five minutes to play in regulation as No. 15 Saint Xavier University defeated Trinity International University (Ill.), 2-1, in thrilling Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) women's soccer action Saturday in Deerfield, Ill. In addition to the crucial late goal, sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Wagner (Worth, Ill./University of Illinois/Stagg) stopped a TIU penalty kick attempt with 2:45 remaining to preserve the 2-1 victory. With the win, the Cougars improve to 12-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play this season.
Both teams scored its first goals of the game within a minute of each other with SXU striking first in the 31st minute when sophomore forward Cecilia Cline (Chicago, Ill./Ashford University/De La Salle) found the back of the net off an assist from freshman midfielder Carey Brown (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West). The Trojans answered right back with an unassisted goal in the 32nd minute by junior midfielder Ruth Kratzer. The game remained tied, 1-1, at the half and for most of the second half until Scigalski was able to record the game-winner. Wagner finished the game with five saves for the Cougars.
Saint Xavier (12-1 overall/6-1 CCAC) hosts CCAC foe Robert Morris College (Ill.) Tuesday afternoon at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. The game is scheduled for an 4 p.m. start.