Phoenix Drops Close Result at Illinois State

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Release: September 19, 2012
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Sophomore Hannah Kernen scored her second goal of the season on Wednesday.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

NORMAL, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay (3-5-0) battled the defending Missouri Valley Conference Champions tough on the road on Wednesday afternoon, but Illinois State (6-2-2) scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute to post a 2-1 victory in non-conference women's soccer action.  

"I felt we played a very physical and strong Illinois State team quite well," said head coach Trevor Warren. "I was pleased with the overall effort of everyone that played today.

Illinois State struck first on its home court, getting a goal in the 22nd minute when Aimee Wronski found Kyla Cross with a cross and a 1-0 Redbird lead.

The Phoenix struck for the equalizer in the 41st minute when a Chanel Aries (Calgary, Alberta) shot was saved by ISU keeper Aryn Newsom but sophomore Hannah Kernen (Belleville, Wis.) put the rebound into the net. It was Kernen's second marker of the season.

"We came back well from conceding the first goal and thoroughly deserved to tie it before the half with the goal from Hannah," Warren said. "We were certainly the stronger team going into the interval."

The teams played 30-plus minutes of the second half before the game-winner was scored by the Redbirds. The Phoenix had a chance just minutes earlier when Kernen broke through in the box, but she was tackled by an ISU defender and no penalty kick was awarded. Wronski scored the game winner with a shot from the top of the box in the 78th minute.

Sophomore Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.) stopped a season-high eight shots

"We had some other good chances to go ahead but the final shot or cross eluded us," Warren said. It's tough to play a strong team on the road but we fought them until the final whistle. If we play like that in our league games we will be tough to beat. We are looking forward to starting league play at home on Saturday, and I know we will be ready."

Green Bay opens Horizon League play on Saturday at home, welcoming Detroit to Aldo Santaga Stadium for a 12 p.m. start.

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Sunday , August 09
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
2:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, August 12
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Illinois (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Iowa
7:00 PM
at Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Valley Soccer Complex)
 
Sunday , August 23
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota State
1:00 PM
at Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)
 
Friday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. St. Mary's (Calif.)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
at Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
 
Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
at Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
at Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
at Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
at Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
at Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
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