Senior Send-Off: Redhawks Win Regular Season Finale 2-0 over Jackrabbits
Oct. 28, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Friday, October 28, 2005) There were no tears shed Friday evening at the Redhawks women's soccer Senior Night game against non-conference for South Dakota State. Instead the team rejoiced as they gave their five departing seniors a 2-0 win.
It was the final regular season game of Ashley DeRoy (St. Louis, MO/Bishop DuNourg), Erin Hartmann (Jackson, MO/Jackson), Megan Hejlek (St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall), Mary Kalinowski (St. Louis, MO/Oakville) and Lisa Schweppe (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West), however they will play one more game at Houck when they host Jacksonville State in the play-in game of the O'Reilly Ohio Valley Conference Women's Soccer Championships on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
The Redhawks (12-5-1) head into that game with momentum as they won their last two regular season games posting back-to-back shutouts.
Against the Jackrabbits (4-12-1) they dominated both sides of the field. Despite the Redhawks dominating statistically the Jacks gave the Redhawks fits as they couldn't score despite 14 shots, including 11 in the first half.
Schweppe, playing in her 77th career game which ties Heather Reding for the top spot in the program's charts, was awarded a free kick at the 86:12 mark and went high post on Jack's goalie Nicole Lograsso for her team-high ninth goal of the season.
The goal was Schweppe's 19th career goal ranking third all-time and her nine goals this season is tied for third-best on the school's single-season charts.
36 seconds later freshman Casey Kraft (St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall) provided the nail in the coffin for the Jacks as she scored on a free ball in the box for her sixth goal of the season, tying her with fellow freshman Nicole Bussman (Port Orchard, WA/South Kitsap) for second on the team.
Defensively the Redhawks held the Jacks to only two shots all by Vanessa Paswaters.
Lindsay Pickering (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) recorded her 10th shutout of the season and was credited with the win, her 12th of the year.
Schweppe attempted a team-high five shots which gave her 182 career shots, tops on the school's all-time list.
Hejlek attempted four shots as she moved into second place on the school's career games played list.
The 12 wins this season is the most by the program since the 2002 season.