Women’s Soccer Breezes Past Edgewood 4-0

Women’s Soccer Breezes Past Edgewood 4-0

MADISON, Wisconsin – The MSOE women's soccer team scored three goals in a span of 1:55 in the first half and tacked on a fourth goal before halftime to cruise past Edgewood 4-0 Monday evening at Breese Stevens Field.

The Raiders (6-7, 4-1 NACC) won for the fourth-straight time, scoring 22 goals during the run.

Freshman Brooke Zidek scored two goals just 1:55 apart in the first half, notching a goal in her fifth-straight game and posting her second-straight two-goal outing.

At the other end of the field, sophomore Abby Lorenz made six saves for a shutout in her first collegiate start in goal.

Zidek opened the scoring at 18:35 of the first half off an assist from junior Shelby Namen. Namen intercepted a ball in the midfield and played a through ball right through the heart of the Edgewood defense. Zidek one-touched the ball around the keeper and then deposited it into the net.

Just moments later, Zidek was on the ball and forced a corner kick with a shot from distance. On the ensuing set piece, freshman Gracie Horton sent a ball just past the near post where it was turned into the goal by an Eagles defender for an own goal just 45 seconds later.

Then, at 20:30, Zidek was back at it, taking a deep pass from senior Melina Lynn past the midfield stripe. Lynn's ball sailed past the defense to Zidek, who dribbled in on goal and slotted a shot home from eight yards out.

Freshman Gabby Hoffman would make it 4-0 in the 39th minute on some nifty one-touch passing by the Raiders. Sophomore Jeray Riffel started the play when she pinged a diagonal ball to the outside. Freshman Maddie Hoffman then sent a centering pass forward to Hoffman at the top of the box where she blasted a shot for her second goal of the season.

MSOE outshot Edgewood 12-10 in the game, including 9-6 in shots on goal. The Raiders also had five corner kicks to the Eagles' four.

With four games in eight days, the early cushion allowed head coach Rolf Zersen to play 21 players in the game with only Lorenz lasting all 90 minutes. That run, which included wins over Marian last Wednesday and Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday, continues Wednesday with a home match against Concordia Chicago.