Freshman's Goal Helps Phoenix to Exhibition Win

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: August 11, 2012
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Heidi Hartmann's header goal was the different on Saturday afternoon.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The 2012-13 edition of Green Bay Phoenix Athletics kicked off Saturday afternoon at Aldo Santaga Stadium, and the women's soccer team got things off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Drake in exhibition play. Green Bay will officially open its season on Friday, hosting South Dakota State at 7 p.m.

Green Bay and Drake decided to play three 30-minute periods on Saturday, with one goal being scored in each. Less than two minutes into the contest, the Phoenix dented the scoreboard. After a foul was whistled on the Bulldogs, Green Bay sophomore Chandra Eigenberger (Green Bay, Wis.) connected on a penalty kick for a 1-0 lead.

Drake scored the equalizer in the 19th minute of the second period when Paige Dusek received a pass from Generve Charles and found the back of the net.

In the 16th minute of the third 30-minute session, freshman Heidi Hartmann (Plymouth, Minn.) found herself on the end of a beautiful left-footed cross from sophomore Emily Friedl (Kenosha, Wis.) and headed the ball past Drake keeper Kalena Litch.

Both teams fired six shots in the contest, with Eichenberger firing three and Hartmann a pair to lead the Phoenix. All three Green Bay goalkeepers saw 30 minutes of action, with sophomore Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.) and freshman Nastacia Behle (St. Paul, Minn.) posting scoreless periods.

Green Bay's Friday game will be the squad's lone home game in August. After hosting South Dakota State, the Phoenix will hit the road for tournaments at Florida Gulf Coast (Aug. 24-26) and SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 31-Sept. 2).  


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Schedule Sponsor
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



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