Blue Knight Women's Soccer News
Mazzu, Abdalla Named All-Conference
The Mountain East Conference released its 2013 All-Conference selections on Wednesday. The Urbana University women's soccer team had a pair of players named All-Conference. Senior teammates Brittany Mazzu and Hanna Abdalla represented the Blue Knights on the 2013 All-MEC squad. Mazzu made the MEC Second Team, while Abdalla was named Honorable Mention All-MEC. Read More
UU Falls 1-0 in Finale to Top-Ranked FalconsOct. 29th, 2013
Already eliminated from post-season contention, the Urbana University women's soccer team put up a tough fight in their regular season finale on the road against Notre Dame College. The Blue Knights stayed within striking distance for 90 minutes with the first MEC regular season champs from NDC, but the Falcons did enough to stay undefeated at home this season in the 1-0 win.
Urbana's offense has gone cold over the last 10 games, managing just 3 goals over that stretch. The Blue Knights hung with the Falcons on Tuesday night, though, getting 7 shots on frame compared the NDC's 8. Senior Brittany Mazzu and sophomore McKensey Cross each put two shots on goal in the loss. Read More
Rams Ruin Blue Knights' Home FinaleOct. 27th, 2013
The visiting Rams from Shepherd University officially eliminated the Urbana University women's soccer team from post-season contention on Sunday afternoon. Shepherd avenged an earlier 2-0 loss to the Blue Knights by handing Urbana a 2-0 loss in their home finale.
The visitors scored twice in a 7-minute span in the first half. Morgan Gabriel scored first on an assist from Kelsey Fletcher, and Taylor Amsley beat 3 Blue Knights in the 41st minute for insurance. Urbana played more aggressive in the second half but couldn't capitalize on their opportunities. Elizabeth Wise earned the shutout in goal for the Rams. Sophomore Hannah Rembach came off the bench and fired a team-high 3 shots for UU. Read More
Concord Sends Women's Soccer to 4th Straight LossOct. 22nd, 2013
The Urbana University women’s soccer team dropped their fourth straight decision, all in conference play, on Tuesday afternoon. Concord University avenged an earlier 2-0 loss at Urbana with a 2-1 win over the Blue Knights in Athens.
The Mountain Lions raced out to a 2-0 first half lead on 24th and 35th minute goals. Kari Simon scored first, her 9th goal of the season. Then she assisted Emily Cole to stake the home team to a 2-goal advantage heading into the break. Early in the 2nd half, Urbana senior Katie Felty netted her first goal of the season to cut the deficit in half. Read More
Abdalla's Channel Johnny AppleseedOct. 17th, 2013
Twin sisters and Urbana University student-athletes Hanna and Heather Abdalla did their best Johnny Appleseed impersonations recently at the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield. The Milford Center, Ohio natives teamed up to teach the preschoolers all about the legendary John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, during the week of his birthday. Hanna, a senior defender and midfielder on the UU soccer team, is an Early Childhood Education major. Heather, a senior defender on the UU lacrosse team, is a Middle Childhood Education major. Read More