Thu, Sep. 10, 2009 - [Women's Soccer]
Fort Wayne, Ind. - Led by the 1-2 offensive punch of junior forward Kelly Steinhaus (Lemont, Ill./Lemont) and sophomore midfielder Nancy Schueth (Lincoln, Neb./Saint Pius X), the Saint Xavier University women's soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit to pull out a 2-1 victory over University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Thursday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Cougars (3-2-0 overall) scored both their goals in second-half action after USF scored the game's first goal in the 15th minute of the game. In addition, junior keeper Ashley Shugar (Lake Orion, Mich./Western Illinois University/Lake Orion) was solid defensively recording 10 saves to help preserve the come-from-behind win.
Just 27 seconds into the second half, Steinhaus netted SXU's first goal off an assist by Schueth to tie things up, 1-1. Steinhaus returned the favor just over eight minutes later when she booted a pass to Schueth for the eventual game-winning score. Saint Francis out-shot Saint Xavier, 22-15, in the game, but both teams finished with 11 shots-on-goal. USF falls to 2-5 overall this season with the loss.
Saint Xavier (3-2-0 overall) will co-host the two-day SXU/Robert Morris Tournament this weekend. The Cougars take on Graceland University (Iowa) at 1 p.m. Saturday at RMC's field in Bensenville, Ill., before returning home to face Grand View College (Iowa) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.