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The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

    Win some, lose some

    Adrian Northrup

    The UW-Eau Claire women’s soccer team was able to notch another shutout in its first of two games at Bollinger Field this past weekend. However, the Blugolds were shutout on Sunday for its first loss of the season.

    Eau Claire started the weekend by defeating UW-Stevens Point 3-0 on Saturday, which also gave the team its first win against Stevens Point since 1991. However, the team fell just short by a goal against St. Olaf (Minn.) on Sunday, losing

    For Saturday’s matchup, coach Sean Yengo said that the game against the Pointers was an important one for the team to win this weekend.

    “This is a game that we knew we had to be up for,” he said. “In the first half, I didn’t think we were as composed as we could’ve been. But you’re gonna get that in a
    big game.”

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    “The second half, we simply came out and settled down and played our regular style.”

    In the end, Yengo said he believes the Blugolds were able to calm down as the game progressed. Overall, he said he was satisfied with their efforts.

    “I thought we played well,” he said. “There was a lot of good performances. It was one of those games where I thought everyone stepped up their performance.”

    The only score of the first half came with a goal by sophomore Liz Kooistra. Fifteen minutes into the second half, senior Maria Iaizzo put up the team’s second goal, adding to her team-leading eight goals, giving her 20 points on the year.

    Freshman Emily Waldorf’s goal almost three minutes after Iaizzo’s gave the Blugolds their final score of the game.

    Junior Liz Weirick and sophomore Allie Rivard once again shared responsibilities in goal, collecting two saves a piece against the Pointers offense.

    “We came out and just played really hard,” Rivard said. “We knew this was going to be a touch match for sure.”

    Rivard added that the team’s last home loss came against the Pointers back in October 2004.

    On Sunday, the team suffered its first loss of the season against St. Olaf. The single goal of the game came off a corner kick, which was put into the net by Oles player Amy Odland. The game’s only score came just under two minutes into the game.

    The Blugolds’ last loss came last year on Oct. 24 at St. Scholastica (Minn.).

    “I think that every team wins some and loses some,” Iaizzo said. “But it was obviously an unfortunate goal.”

    Iaizzo feels that despite St. Olaf’s early goal, the team was still able to dominate for the rest of the game.

    “I feel that as a team, we have no regrets because every final person on our team left the field giving everything they had in them,” she said.

    The Blugolds will be looking to bounce back from its first loss on Wednesday at UW-Superior.

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