Mariah Troje scored the decisive goal on a penalty kick during the 37th minute of play as the UW-River Falls women's soccer team defeated UW-Oshkosh, 2-1, on Saturday (Oct. 26) in River Falls.
Troje earned her match-winning kick after UW-Oshkosh was called for a foul in the penalty box area at the 36:17 mark of the contest. The goal was Troje's team-leading ninth of the season.
UW-River Falls (9-8-1, 2-3-1 WIAC) took a quick 1-0 lead on Lindsey Jack's eighth goal of the year just 6:28 into the match.
The Falcons' one-goal lead didn't last long as UW-Oshkosh's Mallory Knight scored in the game's 11th minute (10:42) to tie the score. The goal for Knight was her team-leading fifth of the season.
UW-Oshkosh (6-9-1, 2-3 WIAC) owned a huge 35-16 advantage in shots The Titans attempted 12 shots in the first half and 23 in the second.
The Titans had eight of their 35 shots saved by UW-River Falls goalkeeper Haley Crosby, with the last being a block off a shot attempted by Morris with 7:17 remaining.
UW-River Falls totaled 16 shots, including four from both Camryn Altnau and Maggie Koehler.
UW-Oshkosh goalkeeper Madelyn Runyan tallied seven saves, including four in the second half.
The Titans earned four of the game's six corner kick opportunities.
UW-Oshkosh closes its regular season with home matches at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium against North Central College (Ill.) on Wednesday (Oct. 30) and UW-Platteville on Saturday (Nov. 2).
Photo courtesy of Terri Cole