Women's Soccer Falls To Northwestern, 4-0
Oct. 21, 2007
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Northwestern scored two goals in each half to defeat the Michigan State women's soccer team, 4-0, Sunday at Old College Field. The Wildcats scored twice over a 72-second span to take a 2-0 lead early and never looked back. Northwestern's Alicia Herczeg had a match-high three points, while MSU senior Maureen Pawlak led all players with four shots.
Herczeg's goal came at the 10:07 mark, as she jumped and tapped a cross from Kelly Sitkowski just inside the left post. Just 1:12 later, Jenny Dunn stripped a Spartan defender, dribbled upfield and scored to put NU up 2-0.
"Unfortunately, we put some goals on a silver platter for them," head coach Tom Saxton said. "We gave some goals away early, and that hurt us."
NU added goals in the 52nd and 85th minutes to break the contest open. Kelsey Hans provided the Wildcats' third tally, and Sam Green finished the scoring on a goal assisted by Herczeg and Laura Janowitsch.
Despite allowing the early goals, Michigan State controlled play early, registering three strong scoring chances before NU got on track. The Spartans outshot Northwestern, 15-13. MSU's best try came off the foot of sophomore Megan Brown, who bounced a shot off the inside of the right post.
The Spartans travel to the ChicagoThursday, Oct. 25 to take on Loyola. Kickoff for MSU's final non-conference match of the season is set for 5 p.m.
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