Redhawks Blank Trojans 3-0
Oct. 26, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Wednesday, October 26, 2005) The Redhawks women's soccer team put on an offensive and defensive display defeating non-conference foe Arkansas-Little Rock 3-0 on a chilly Wednesday night in Houck Stadium. The Redhawks completely shutdown the visiting Trojans, not allowing a single shot in the game.
The Redhawks (11-5-1) struck early when senior Lisa Schweppe (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) gathered a pass from Ashley DeRoy (St. Louis, MO/Bishop DuNourg) in the box and went left side on Trojans (3-15-1) goalie Marsha Stewart for her team-high eighth goal of the season at the 13:23 mark in the first period. Jessi Wuellner (Roselle, IL/Lake Park) was also credited with the assist on the play, her third assist of the season.
The goal by Schweppe gave her 18 in her career which ranks third on the school's career charts. Her eight goals this season ranks fourth on the single season charts.
At the 38:34 minute mark the Redhawks struck again. Freshman Nicole Bussman (Port Orchard, WA/South Kitsap) scored the first of her two goals on the night when she scored on a header to the left side of the goal. Schweppe was credited with the assist on the play, her second assist of the season and third point of the game to give her a team-high 18 points this season.
Bussman scored her second goal and the team's final score of the game less than three minutes later. Caitlin Huber (St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall) found Bussman all alone in the box and promptly went left side on Stewart for her sixth goal of the season. For Huber it was her third assist of the season.
That would be all the scoring the Redhawks needed as they controlled both sides of the field throughout the game. The Redhawks out-shot (18-0), out-cornered (7-0) and attempted more shots on goals (10-0) than the punchless Trojans.
It was only the fourth time in the programs history that the Redhawks held an opponent without a shot and the second time this season they accomplished the feat shutting out Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Lindsay Pickering (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) saw little action enroute to her ninth shutout of the season and her 11th victory of the year. Her 11 wins rank second on the school's single season charts.
Schweppe also moved to second on the career games played list tied with former teammate Marla Gianino with 76 games and only one game behind Heather Reding for the top spot. Schweppe needs only two more shots to tie Nicole Thiele for the career lead in shots with 179.
The Redhawks conclude the regular season on Friday, October 28 against South Dakota State at Houck Stadium. The team will honor their five seniors before the game. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m.