MEQUON, Wisc. – The Converse College dropped a 1-0 contest to the Falcons of Concordia Wisconsin on Friday afternoon at Tomasini Stadium. The match was evenly match for the majority of the game, but CWU scored with less than four minutes to play, securing the non-conference win.
Score: Converse 0, Concordia Wisconsin 1
Records: Converse (2-15), Concordia Wisconsin (5-10)
Location: Tomasini Stadium, Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Kira Martinez led the Valkyries with four shots, three of which were on goal.
- Bo Linders tallied two shots.
- Of the Vals' eight shots, seven were on goal.
- CUW outshot the Purple and Gold, 27-8.
- Ciriaca Petitto and Jacqueline Wadsley combined for 15 saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Converse took to the offensive end early in the contest, posting two shots on goal in the game's first three and a half minutes. However, from that point the first period was a defensive battle as neither team broke through on the scoreboard.
Concordia Wisconsin went on the attack to start the second frame, firing four consecutive shots at goal in a span of 27 seconds, but Petitto was a wall between the pipes, not allowing the Falcons to push ahead.
The second half mirrored the first as both teams struggled to beat the opposing keeper. Converse looked poised to take the lead midway through the third, but Morgan Berndt and Kiersten Bangit had their shots knocked away by the CWU goalie.
Concordia Wisconsin saved its best offensive attack for last, reeling off a quarter-high 12 shots in the final frame. None of them more important than Megan McPike's shot at the 56:44 mark, which gave the Falcons the game's only score.
Converse will make the quick turnaround, facing Transylvania tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at the home of Concordia Wisconsin.