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Titans Overturn Blugolds In Second Half

Hannah Zacher's first collegiate goal was a match winner against the Blugolds.
Hannah Zacher's first collegiate goal was a match winner against the Blugolds.

Michaela Schenk and Hannah Zacher scored goals early in the second half to lift the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over UW-Eau Claire on Saturday (Oct. 21) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.

UW-Oshkosh, which extended its unbeaten streak to seven consecutive matches (4-0-3 record), trailed 1-0 before Schenk took a pass from Kendra Jepson and tapped a 5-yard shot into the net during the 53rd minute (52:17) of play. The goal was Schenk's second of the season.

The teams played with the tied score for about eight minutes as Zacher broke the deadlock by sailing a 20-yard kick into the top portion of the goal during the 60th minute (59:11) of action. Zacher's first collegiate goal followed a pass from Maddie Morris.

UW-Eau Claire (4-10-1, 1-4 WIAC) opened the scoring with a 3-yard header by Monica Zoellner during the 12th minute (11:19) of activity. Zoellner scored after immediately retrieving a header from teammate Hannah Jackson that bounced off the crossbar.

UW-Oshkosh held UW-Eau Claire to just one second-half shot and nine overall. The Blugolds, who have lost their last seven matches to the Titans, were led by the three shots from Sami Matuszak and the two from Zoellner.

The Titans totaled 11 shots, including three from Morris and two from Delaney Karl. UW-Oshkosh had three of its shots saved by UW-Eau Claire goalkeeper Mckenna Gieske.

UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Jessica Galason recorded five saves, with the last coming off a kick by Blugold Natalie Clark with 21 minutes to play.

UW-Oshkosh has little time to savor the victory as it travels to Mequon for a match against Concordia University Wisconsin on Sunday (Oct. 22).