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The Phoenix scored a pair of second half goals to win 2-0 over Viterbo.
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Green Bay Shows Promise in Scrimmage Victory

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: August 10, 2014
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By: Joey Daniels (@GBJoeyD)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay women’s soccer team notched a pair of second half goals on Sunday afternoon en route to a 2-0 victory over Viterbo in its first scrimmage of the season at Santaga Stadium.

“The team did a lot of things well and we were able to score a couple of goals as a result,” head coach Kacey Burke said. “We haven’t had much time to practice before today, but I’m happy with the way we played considering that fact.”

Sydney Born (Edina, Minn.) gave the home crowd a reason to cheer when she scored the first goal of the game with around 16 minutes left to play in the second half. Born found the ball at her feet off a nice corner kick into the box, thanks to a great pass that led to the quick strike into the back of the net.

The team linked up much better in the second half than it did in the first and a pair of goals were the positive results. The defense also played well as a unit, keeping Viterbo out of the net for the entire 90 minutes.

“With a new coach and new players, we’re all still trying to get a feel for one another and that will come. We took a good step today and I think the team got an idea at how well we can play together,” Burke said.

The second goal of the game was scored by Karina Fredette (Gatineau, Quebec) with under 10 minutes to play in the scrimmage. Fredette took advantage of the one-on-one opportunity against the Viterbo keeper, but it was the pass by Rhiana Stelter (Waukesha, Wis.) from the midfield line that set up the goal beautifully.

The team only opened practice on Wednesday, August 6, but earning a victory at home will go a long way to building confidence as Green Bay nears the season-opener on Aug. 22 at home against IUPUI.

“We had a great crowd come to support us today so we’re definitely excited about that. It’s always huge to get a win at home and we thank everyone for coming out today,” Burke said.

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SCHEDULE
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Wednesday, August 10
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 14
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cardinal Stritch (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , August 19
Women's Soccer 
vs. Loyola
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
vs. Akron
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , August 25
Women's Soccer 
vs. Southeast Missouri
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. Air Force
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 02
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Michigan
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at Illinois State
1:00 PM
Normal, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. South Dakota State
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 16
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , September 24
Women's Soccer 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Wednesday, September 28
Women's Soccer 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
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