Women's Soccer - Tue, Sep. 5, 2006
Pulaski, Tenn. - Behind two goals and an assist from junior forward Lissa Coby (Lake Villa, Ill./Grant Community), the Saint Xavier University women's soccer team picked up a huge 3-1 win over No. 11 ranked Auburn-Montgomery University (Ala.) Sunday in its second and final game of the Martin Methodist Classic in Pulaski, Tenn. In its first four games this season, the unranked Cougars have picked up wins against No. 17 Indiana Wesleyan University (2-1) and No. 11 Auburn-Montgomery University (3-1) and had their lone loss come on a 1-0 defeat to No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Martin Methodist College (Tenn.).
In Sunday's win, Coby scored the game's first goal in the 30th minute on assists from junior midfielder Aleks Sudar (Omaha, Neb./Bryan) and senior forward Angie Holmes (Shorewood, Ill./Providence Catholic), respectively. AMU tied the game, 1-1, with a goal just before halftime in the 43rd minute of play. The SXU offense exploded for two more goals in the second half to put the game away. Coby recorded an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute and senior defender Kate Bingham (Lincoln, Neb./Pius X Catholic) finished off the scoring in the 75th minute with the third goal off an assist from Coby on a corner kick. Freshman goalkeeper Danielle Wagner (Worth, Ill./Stagg) posted six saves for SXU in the winning effort.
Saint Xavier (3-1 overall) continues its season next weekend at the NAIA Region VII Women's Soccer Classic in Muscatine, Iowa. The Cougars open up against Grand View College (Iowa) on Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m.