Women's soccer team travels, returns with 2 important wins

The women's soccer team won both of it's matches over the weekend, defeating the Akron Zips 3-0 and the Bowling Green State Falcons 2-1.

The victories lifted Ball State's record to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-American Conference.

In Sunday's win over the Falcons, Brenda Skoczelas put the Cardinals ina the lead 30 minutes into the first half on a short pass from Lindsay Wiltshire. Scozcelas converted, and the assist went to Wiltshire.

Later, Kristy Coppes of Bowling Green tied the match on a header in the 63rd minute of the second half.

However, it was Dee Nocero scoring 13 minutes later to give the Cardinals the lead for good. Wiltshire, picking up her second assist of the day, found Nocero on the right side where she faked a cross and put the ball high into the net for what would be the game winner.

The loss dropped the Falcons record to 3-4-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the Mid-American Conference.

"I'm really proud of how the team played today," said BSU head coach Ron Rainey. "In the second half Bowling Green put a ton of pressure on us, and after they tied the game we were able to withstand that pressure and score a goal to win."

In Friday's match against the Zips, it was Kate Nadalin scoring twice and Lindsey Wiltshire once that helped give the Cardinals the victory.

Nadalin opened the scoring for BSU in the first half, and later in the same period Wiltshire scored off a pass from Nocero to give the Cardinals the early 2-0 lead. Nadalin tacked on the third and final goal in the second half.

"To win two road games in the MAC is very important," said Rainey. "But I think for this team, for the goals that we have, these are wins we needed to get."


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