Women's Soccer Edges Northern Illinois, 1-0

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: September 13, 2013
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Pulling a defender in for a set piece in the first half, Justy Linton (Winnipeg, Manitoba) netted her first collegiate goal to propel the Green Bay women’s soccer team over Northern Illinois, 1-0, on Friday afternoon at Santaga Stadium.

The win kept the Phoenix perfect at home this season (3-0) and improved them to 3-2-3 overall. NIU dropped to 2-4-0.

Taking control of the match from the onset, Green Bay threatened 1:30 into the match when a Chandra Eigenberger (Green Bay, Wis.) cross found the head of Heidi Hartmann (Plymouth, Minn.) however the shot fell right into the hands of Huskies keeper Amy Carr.

Hartmann struck again in the 27th minute, but the Phoenix finally found the net in the 43rd minute on a corner kick. Eigenberger took the kick and Katie Schulz (Plymouth, Minn.) bounced it off her body before Linton found the back of the net for a rare double assist and a 1-0 lead.

The Phoenix entered the break with the lead and a 6-1 advantage in shots.

Limiting the Huskies to long range attempts in the second half, Green Bay maintained its attack with two great scoring opportunities in the 58th and 60th minutes. On another set piece, this time off a free kick, Ahna Logan (Roseville, Minn.) sent a shot directly to the NIU keeper. In the 60th minute Hartmann was taken down just outside the box, resulting in a free kick. Hekla Palmadottir (Akranes, Iceland) bent a shot around the NIU defensive wall, but it sailed just wide.

For the match, Green Bay outshot Northern Illinois, 11-4, while corner kicks were even at three. Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.) and Nastacia Behle (St. Paul, Mo.) split time in net to earn the shutout.

Green Bay returns to the pitch on Wednesday, traveling to face Wisconsin at 7 p.m. in Madison.

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Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
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Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
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Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
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Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
 | Live Stats  
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State (Alumni Day)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
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Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
Saturday , October 17
Women's Soccer 
at Valparaiso
TBA
Valparaiso, Ind. (Brown Field)
 
Wednesday, October 21
Women's Soccer 
vs. UIC
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 | Stats
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Saturday , October 24
Women's Soccer 
vs. Wright State (Senior Day)
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
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Friday , October 30
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky. (NKU Soccer Stadium)
 
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