Blue Knight Women's Soccer News
Concord Continues Women's Soccer's Skid
On a cold, wet Tuesday afternoon at Urbana University Stadium, the Blue Knight women’s soccer team dropped their fourth straight conference contest, falling 2-0 to visiting Concord University.
The Blue Knights and Mountain Lions played to a scoreless draw at Concord back on September 24th. Urbana opened the game with a couple of golden opportunities, but it was the visitors that capitalized first. During a four-minute span in the first half, Concord collected a pair of rebounded shots right in front of Urbana’s goal and punched the balls into the back of the net for a quick 2-0 lead. Kari Simon scored the first ricochet. Then, it was Simon’s shot that ricocheted to teammate Sami Spertzel for the second goal. Read More
Bobcats Avenge Earlier Loss at UrbanaOct. 18th, 2014
The West Virginia Wesleyan College women’s soccer team avenged an earlier loss to Urbana University on Saturday night. The Bobcats handed Urbana its lone conference win at UU Stadium three weeks ago, but it was the Bobcats who came out on top 2-1 in Buckhannon, West Virginia on Saturday.
The home team got on the board first when Rachel Ritchey beat UU keeper Taylor Gianangeli in the 23rd minute. Just 63 seconds later, Urbana found an equalizer. Sophomore Emily Retterer (pictured) netted her first career goal to tie the game 1-1. The home crowd didn’t have to wait long for the Bobcats’ go-ahead goal and eventual game-winner. Ritchey’s second goal came less than 5 minutes after her first, and the Bobcat defense shut out Urbana over the final 53 minutes to hold on for the 2-1 win. Read More
Golden Eagles Get By Blue Knights 4-1Oct. 14th, 2014
The Blue Knight women’s soccer team remained winless in their last five contests with a 4-1 home loss to the Golden Eagles from the University of Charleston on Tuesday afternoon. Playing under windy and rainy conditions, the visitors were able to push a pair of goal across in both halves soar past the Blue Knights.
Charleston got on the board first in the 10th minute when Holly Bigg touched a pass from Brittany Akers past Urbana goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli. Urbana answered 15 minutes later with a similar goal by Savannah Thomas (pictured). Hannah Rembach provided the pinpoint pass ahead to Thomas. Before the halftime horn, Bigg netted her second goal of the afternoon on another beautiful pop-up pass from teammate Courtney Underwood. Golden Eagle Lauren Haven scored twice in a 10-minute span in the second half to put the game away for UC. Read More
West Liberty Tops Women's Soccer 2-0Oct. 10th, 2014
The West Liberty University women's soccer team shutout Urbana University on Friday afternoon, sweeping the season series with the Blue Knights with a 2-0 home win. The Hilltoppers previously defeated Urbana by a score of 1-0 at UU Stadium back on September 13th.
Both goals were scored by West Liberty's Thanna Oddo, unassisted. Oddo's first goal came on a left-footed strike from 18 yards out in the 11th minute. Her insurance goal was kicked in from 12 yards out at the 55-minute mark. Urbana keeper Taylor Gianangeli stopped 12 shots. Urbana's offense only managed 2 shots in 90 minutes, one from Savannah Thomas and one from Taylor Elliot. Read More
WJU, UU Play to 3rd Straight Scoreless DrawOct. 8th, 2014
Dating back to last September, the Urbana University and Wheeling Jesuit University women’s soccer teams have played 371 straight scoreless minutes, including 110 on a windy Wednesday afternoon at UU Stadium. The 0-0 double-overtime draw is the third straight between the two squads.
Blue Knight defender Macy Torres (pictured) prevented the best scoring chance by either side in regulation. A Cardinal attacker had UU goalkeeper Taylor Gianangeli beat in the first half, but Torres toed the line and filled the gap to keep the ball out of the goal. Gianangeli cleaned up the rest of the Cardinal shots, finishing with 14 saves. Gianangeli is amongst the national leaders in saves and shutouts. Wednesday’s clean sheet was her fifth of the season, which is two shy of the UU school record. Read More