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Green Knights Top UW-Stevens Point for First Time Since 1990

From Sports Information Director, September 7, 2013 | Women's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

STEVENS POINT - St. Norbert College snapped a 15-game losing streak to UW-Stevens Point in women's soccer by claiming a 2-1 win over the Pointers in a non-conference game played in hot and humid conditions at the Pointer Soccer Bowl.

The Green Knights (2-1-1) claimed their first win over the Pointers (0-3-1) since a 2-0 win on Oct. 2, 1990 at the Minahan Stadium Complex in De Pere. St. Norbert had been outscored by Stevens Point by an aggregate score of 70-2 in the 15 losses since.

St. Norbert took a 1-0 lead into halftime following Kaitlin Schmitz's fourth goal of the season, with Katie Vanden Avond assisting. Schmitz's marker came 17 minutes 44 seconds into the game.

The Pointers responded at 59:13, when Emily Dietrich tied the game with her first goal of the season. Vanden Avond answered for St. Norbert just 52 seconds later, when she put the Green Knighst ahead to stay with an unassisted goal at 60:05.

Sarah Platzer made 10 saves in goal for the Green Knights, while Kristen Churkey made eight stops for the Pointers. Stevens Point held a slim 22-21 shots advantage.