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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Friday , August 22
Women's Soccer 
vs. IUPUI
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 24
Women's Soccer 
vs. Ball State
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , August 29
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Iowa
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 31
Women's Soccer 
vs. North Dakota
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 05
Women's Soccer 
at Chicago State
3:30 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 07
Women's Soccer 
at Loyola
4:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Thursday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. DePaul
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , September 14
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
1:00 PM
Charleston, Ill.
 
Wednesday, September 17
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Illinois
7:00 PM
DeKalb, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 21
Women's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
12:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
 
Saturday , September 27
Women's Soccer 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , October 04
Women's Soccer 
at Wright State
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Wednesday, October 08
Women's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 11
Women's Soccer 
at Cleveland State
12:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Saturday , October 18
Women's Soccer 
vs. Detroit
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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