Women's Soccer Runs Past Western Illinois, 3-1

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Release: August 30, 2013
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – A flurry of second-half scoring, including two goals in a span of five minutes, propelled the Green Bay women’s soccer team to a 3-1 triumph over Western Illinois in game two of the Phoenix Soccer Tournament on Friday afternoon at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

The Phoenix picked up its first win of the season to improve to 1-1-1, while the Leathernecks dropped to 1-2-0.

Battling for possession in the first half, each squad saw its fair chance to put a tally on the board. Green Bay had a strong opportunity in the 17th minute with a free kick from outside the box that drew WIU keeper Laura Atkinson off her line, but no Phoenix players capitalized on the open net to put one away. The Leathernecks saw an opportunity with seven minutes remaining when Chrissy Campbell sent a shot on goal, forcing Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.) to make a punch save over the net.

After the opening 45 minutes, WIU owned a 6-4 advantage in shots while the Phoenix led corner kicks, 3-2.

The Green Bay scoring assault started building in the 64th minute when Chandra Eigenberger (Green Bay, Wis.) took a corner kick and Jenna Harrington (Madison, Wis.) put up two consecutive shots that were blocked, including one that went out over the goal line for another corner kick. Hekla Palmadottir (Akranes, Iceland) took the corner and bent it in near the far post for her second goal of the season to give the Phoenix a 1-0 edge.

Just over five minutes later Hannah Kernen (Belleville, Wis.) and Heidi Hartmann (Plymouth, Minn.) found themselves in a two-on-one situation in the box. The duo was able to get past the defender and get the keeper to come out after the ball, allowing Kernen to tap it in to extend the advantage to 2-0.

Eigenberger tallied the final goal of the match when she looked to send a ball into the box in the 77th minute. Looking like a play wasn't going to develop, the ball worked its way past WIU’s Atkinson and crossed the line for a 3-0 lead.

The Leathernecks got on the board in the 87th minute with a penalty kick goal by Tyra Markey, putting the score at 3-1.

For the match, Green Bay led in shots, 14-12, and corner kicks, 8-3. Hartmann finished with a game-high five shots. Pilarzyk played the entirety, picking up her first win of the season after allowing one goal and stopping five shots.

Green Bay will look to take home the tournament title on Sunday as it faces Eastern Illinois at 2 p.m. The Panthers lost to Northern Iowa, 2-0, in the first match of the tournament.

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