Women's Soccer News - 2010-11
Queen Bees Announce 2011 Signings
Naperville North HS
May 24, 2011
May 24, 2011
Mundelein Soccer Club
May 24, 2011
Spring Grove, Ill.
May 18, 2011
Lincoln-Way East High School
Tinley Park Strikers
May 10, 2011
Benilde-St. Margaret's High School
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
North Plainfield High School
May 3, 2011
Batavia High School
May 3, 2011
Bloomington High School
May 3, 2011
Pekin High School
Pekin Pride SC
May 3, 2011
North Scott High School
EISA Black Select SC
Mar. 30, 2011
"Andrea is an experienced central defender with good distribution
and is fantastic in the air," said St. Ambrose head coach Jon
Mannall. "We look forward to her continued development here at SAU
and we are happy to welcome her into the program."
North Scott High School
EISA Black Select SC
Mar. 30, 2011
"Chelsey is an attacking player with good level of skill and
understanding of her role as a forward," said St. Ambrose head coach
Jon Mannall. "Her competitive experience and knowledge of our system
of play will put her in great stead for her collegiate career."
Homer Glen, Ill.
Providence Catholic High School
Chicago Inter SC
Feb. 4, 2011
"We are very happy to see
Brittany join us here at SAU," said St. Ambrose head coach Jon
Mannall. "She is a great athlete playing in a quality club group
with Chicago Inter. We have a tradition of great players in our
squad from the Chicago Inter organization and we look forward to
another one in Brittany."
Dexter Repeats Honorable Mention All-American
Dec. 6, 2010
second straight year, Ashley Dexter earned Women's Soccer All-America honorable
mention as the NAIA released its All-America teams today.
The 5-4 sophomore forward from Eldridge, Iowa, led the Midwest Collegiate
Conference in points (52) and assists (16) and was second in the conference in
Dexter also finished the year among the national leaders in several offensive
categories. She was seventh in assists, eighth in total points, ninth in assists
per game (0.8), 13th in points per game (2.6), 17th in game-winning goals (5),
18th in total goals and 25th in goals per game (0.9).
Dexter helped the Queen Bees win the MCC regular season title with a 7-1
mark. SAU finished 15-5-1 overall. She earned All-America honorable mention last
year after scoring 19 goals and assisting 12 others.
Dexter Named MCC Player of the Year
- Joined by Kulaga and Schroeder on MCC First Team -
Nov. 15, 2010
Dexter (pictured, right), one of the top scorers in the country, was named the
Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Year today. The
sophomore forward led the conference in points (52) and assists (16) and was
second in the league with her 18 goals scored.
Dexter is among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories. She
currently sits seventh in both assists and points, ninth in assists per game
(0.8), 15th in points per game (2.6), 15th in game-winning goals (5) and 16th in
She scored at least one point in 15 of the Queen Bees' 21 games helping the
team to a 15-5-1 record, including a 7-1 mark in the MCC. Dexter came up with 10
goals and nine assists in the eight conference matches.
In just two years at St. Ambrose, Dexter has tallied 37 goals and 28 assists
for 102 points.
"With the ever-increasing level of play in this conference and the abundance
of talented players, I am very proud of Ashley's achievement of being voted
conference Player of the Year," said St. Ambrose Head Coach Jon Mannall.
"Ashley's statistics are phenomenal this year but her impact on the team goes
beyond statistics. She is a fierce competitor and a humble teammate and is
thoroughly deserving of this award."
was joined on the all-MCC first team by Sara Kulaga (left) and Kelly Schroeder
Kulaga, a sophomore center midfielder from Plainfield, Ill., started all 21
games for the Queen Bees. Her passing skills helped SAU control the center of
the field all season.
Schroeder, a sophomore defender from Plainfield, Ill., led a St. Ambrose
defense that surrendered only 22 goals all season. Along with her strong
defensive abilities, Schroeder also chipped in offensively with three goals and
Four other Queen Bees (pictured below) earned all-conference honorable mention, led by a pair
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Gunawan, from Neponset, Ill., won 14 games this
season, including seven by shutout. She started 20 matches and allowed only 22
goals, good for a 1.15 goals-per-game average. Gunawan won 20 games as the SAU
starting goalie the last two years.
Fellow senior Alex Hemmen, from Rock Island, Ill., scored four goals and
added four assists from her midfield position. The team captain controlled the
midfield and created several opportunities for the Bees all season long.
Juniors Nikki Boland and Abby Kent were the final two SAU players to garner
honorable mention. Boland, from Lake Zurich, Ill., was second on the team to
Dexter with nine goals. Kent, from Davenport, Iowa, scored a goal and had three
assists, and may have been the team's most consistent defender.
St. Ambrose shared the MCC regular season
championship with Ashford before finishing second to the Saints in the
conference tournament via penalty kicks.
Bees Fall in Shootout in Conference Championship Match
Nov. 10, 2010
Box score |
It only seemed fitting that the top two women's soccer teams in the Midwest
Collegiate Conference would go to a shootout to determine the conference
tournament champion. Unfortunately for St. Ambrose, Ashford came away with a 3-1
edge in penalty kicks Wednesday night in Clinton, Iowa, to win the conference
teams shared the regular season conference title with matching 7-1 league marks,
and the Queen Bees and Saints showed how evenly matched they are, battling to a
1-1 tie after 110 minutes.
Ashford (15-4-2) grabbed a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick at the 34:25 mark. But
just over a minute later, Nikki Boland (pictured, right) tied the score at 1-1
with her unassisted goal.
From the second half on, SAU out-shot AU 12-4, including a 6-0 edge in the
two overtimes, but could not net a game winner. Leading scorer Ashley Dexter and
Alex Hemmen both had penalty kicks stopped in the first overtime by Kylie
Willet, who came up with six total saves, to keep the Saints in the game.
In the shootout, Boland scored on the Bees' first attempt but three other SAU
shooters came up empty. When the fourth Saint shooter came up with the team's
third goal, Ashford won the conference championship and the automatic berth to
the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championships.
Lauren Gunawan made five saves, including three in the second half, for the
SAU ends the season with a 15-5-1 mark.
Dexter, Gunawan Named MCC Players of the
Nov. 8, 2010
Dexter (offensive) and Lauren Gunawan (defensive) were named the Midwest
Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Players of the Week on Nov. 8 after helping
St. Ambrose to a semifinal win in the MCC Tournament Saturday.
The two helped the Queen Bees rally to post a 3-1 win over Clarke at the
Davenport Soccer Complex.
With St. Ambrose trailing 1-0 midway through the second half, Dexter
(pictured, right) scored on a penalty kick to knot the match at 1-1. Late in the
game, she assisted Alex Hemmen's goal to seal the win.
This season, Dexter, a sophomore forward from Eldridge, Iowa, is among the
conference and national leaders with 18 goals and 16 assists. Five of her goals
have been game winners.
senior goalkeeper from Neponset, Ill., made five saves while allowing only one
goal in the 3-1 win over Clarke. Three of her saves came in the second half. The
only goal she allowed came on a penalty kick less than six minutes into the
Gunawan (pictured, right) has recorded seven shutouts among her 14 total
victories this season. She has surrendered only 21 goals over 19 games, for a
1.17 goals-against average.
Now St. Ambrose will challenge Ashford Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the MCC
Tournament championship match. The Saints handed the Queen Bees their only
conference loss of the season, a 3-2 setback on Oct. 13. The winner receives an
automatic berth to the NAIA National Championships.
Queen Bees Rally for 3-1 Semifinal Victory
Nov. 6, 2010
St. Ambrose scored three second-half goals to rally for a 3-1 win over Clarke
in a Midwest Collegiate Conference Championship semifinal match Saturday
afternoon. The Bees will now visit Ashford for the tournament championship
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
easy as SAU found itself in a 1-0 hole after Clarke (13-5-1) converted a penalty
kick less than six minutes into the match.
The score stood until midway through the second half when Ashley Dexter
scored on a penalty kick of her own to tie the match at 1-1. At the 70-minute
mark, Megan Kilroy (pictured, right) scored the game winner, taking an assist
from Logan Walsh. Late in the match, Alex Hemmen scored an insurance goal off a
Lauren Gunawan made five saves to earn the win.
SAU (15-5) will look to avenge an earlier 3-2 loss to Ashford during the
regular season. SAU and Ashford (15-4-1) shared the regular-season conference
title with 7-1 league marks but the Saints have home-field after the
head-to-head win. Ashford advanced to the championship match after outlasting
Grand View in penalty kicks after a 3-3 tie.
Dexter Named NAIA National Offensive Player of
Nov. 2, 2010
forward Ashley Dexter (pictured, right) was named the NAIA National Women's
Soccer Offensive Player of the Week today.
Dexter, who was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Offensive Player of
the Week on Monday, came up with four goals and six assists to help St. Ambrose
finish 3-0 last week, which included a 3-2 win over #12 McKendree.
The Eldridge, Iowa, native scored a goal in the Oct. 25 win over McKendree
before picking up a goal and two assists in a 3-0 shutout of William Penn on
Oct. 28. She continued her scoring surge with a two-goal, four-assist
performance in a 7-0 win over Waldorf in a quarterfinal match of the MCC
Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30.
This season, Dexter leads the conference with 15 assists and 49 points. She
is second in the MCC with 17 goals.
In just her second year at St. Ambrose, she has already totaled 36 goals and
27 assists for 99 points.
Dexter and the Queen Bees (14-5) will host Clarke Saturday at 1 p.m. in a
semifinal match of the MCC Championships.
Dexter, Schroeder Named MCC Players of
Nov. 1, 2010
Dexter (offensive) and Kelly Schroeder (defensive) were named the Midwest
Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Players of the Week today.
The two played big roles in helping the Queen Bees finish 3-0 last week,
including a 3-2 win over 12th-ranked McKendree.
Dexter (pictured, right) continued her strong scoring season. She tallied
four goals and six assists over the three matches.
The sophomore forward scored a goal in last Monday's win over McKendree
before picking up a goal and two assists in a 3-0 shutout of William Penn
Thursday. Dexter had her best scoring output of the season in a MCC Championship
quarterfinal match against Waldorf. She came up with two goals and four assists
in the 7-0 win.
season, Dexter leads the Queen Bees with 17 goals and 15 assists.
Schroeder (pictured, right) led an SAU defense that allowed only two goals
The sophomore defender helped limit #12 McKendree to only 11 shots and two
goals, and chipped in offensively with the game-tying goal at the 70-minute
The SAU defense was even more stingy later in the week. The Bees surrendered
only nine total shots against William Penn (four) and Waldorf (five). Schroeder
picked up her first assist of the year in the win over Waldorf.
Schroeder has scored three goals this year to go along with her strong
defensive efforts. St. Ambrose has 10 total shutouts among its 14 victories this
SAU (14-5) will host Clarke Saturday at 1 p.m. in a MCC Championship
semifinal match at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Queen Bees Open MCC Tournament with 7-0 Win
Oct. 30, 2010
Box score | Video
Ashley Dexter scored two goals and assisted on four others as St. Ambrose
cruised to a 7-0 win over Waldorf in a Midwest Collegiate Conference
Championship quarterfinal match Saturday.
The Queen Bees will now host Clarke in a semifinal match next Saturday.
Clarke defeated Mount Mercy in another quarterfinal Saturday.
Dexter got the scoring started with an unassisted goal 15 minutes into the
match against Waldorf. She then assisted on the next four goals. Nikki Boland
scored at the 26-minute mark as SAU led just 2-0 at halftime.
The Bees opened things up in the second half with five goals. Megan Theisen
scored on a double assist from Dexter and Erin Dierickx before Dierickx made it
4-0 just two minutes later.
Courtney Seffrood took advantage of Dexter's final assist at the 72-minute
mark. Alex Hemmen pushed the lead to 6-0 with the assist going to Seffrood
before Dexter ended the scoring. Kelly Schroeder earned the final assist.
Lauren Gunawan (pictured, right) earned her 13th win and seventh shutout this season after
making three saves.
SAU will now face a Clarke team (13-4) that set a program record by picking
up its 13th win of the year Saturday. The Bees defeated the Crusaders 4-1 in
Dubuque on Oct. 2.
SAU to Host Waldorf to Open MCC Tournament
Oct. 30, 2010
St. Ambrose (13-5, 7-1 MCC) will enter the Midwest Collegiate Conference
Championship tournament as the second seed and will host Waldorf in a
quarterfinal match Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
With a win, the Queen Bees would face either third-seed Clarke or sixth-seed
Mount Mercy at home in a semifinal match on Saturday, Nov. 6.
The Bees defeated Waldorf (6-10, 2-6 MCC) 7-0 already this year.
Ashford (14-4, 7-1 MCC), thanks to a 3-2 win over St. Ambrose during the
regular season, is the top seed and has home-field advantage throughout the
Bees Share Conference Crown After Win Over WPU
Oct. 28, 2010
Box score | Video
Dexter (pictured, right) scored a goal and assisted on two others as St. Ambrose
wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 shutout of William Penn Thursday
afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
The win gave the Queen Bees a share of the Midwest Collegiate Conference
regular season title. St. Ambrose and Ashford finished with identical 7-1 league
Dexter scored just 14 minutes into the match, taking a pass from Alex Hemmen,
for a 1-0 lead. Later in the half, Dexter found Nikki Boland, who beat the
William Penn (5-10-3, 1-6-1 MCC) goalkeeper for a 2-0 lead.
In the 76th minute, Brittany Davies ended the scoring off an assist from
Lauren Gunawan made two saves in picking up her 12th win and sixth shutout of
The Queen Bees will now prepare for the Midwest Collegiate Conference
tournament, starting Saturday. St. Ambrose will host Waldorf in a 1 p.m. match.
SAU (13-5, 7-1 MCC) will enter the tournament as the draw's #2 seed despite
tying Ashford for the conference championship. The Saints earned the top seed
based on a 3-2 win over SAU earlier in the year.
St. Ambrose Stuns #12 McKendree 3-2
Oct. 25, 2010
scored two goals in the final 20 minutes to defeat #12 McKendree 3-2 Monday
afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
The Queen Bees trailed 2-1 after McKendree (13-3-1) netted a pair of
second-half goals. But Kelly Schroeder evened the score at 2-2 at the 70-minute
mark off an assist from Allison Bevenue (pictured, right). Just 11 minutes
later, Logan Walsh knocked in the game winner, taking an assist from Megan
Ashley Dexter had given the Bees a 1-0 lead when she scored just 11 minutes
into the contest. Erin Dierickx and Walsh had the assists.
Senior goalkeeper Lauren Gunawan was tested in the second half but came up
with four of her five saves in the final 45 minutes to earn the win.
St. Ambrose (12-5) will conclude the regular season Thursday against William
Penn at the Davenport Soccer Complex. The Bees will then open the Midwest
Collegiate Conference tournament at home Saturday.
Hardiman Helps Bees Shut Out Carthage 3-0
Oct. 20, 2010
Hardiman (pictured, right) earned her first win of the season, a 3-0 blanking of
Carthage College Wednesday afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Hardiman, playing in place of normal starter Lauren Gunawan, came up with
four saves, all in the first half, in helping St. Ambrose improve to 11-5
Her saves were big as they helped preserve a scoreless 0-0 halftime tie. In
the second half, the Queen Bees' offense went to work, scoring three times.
Ashley Dexter struck first. Her goal, assisted by Abby Kent and Logan Walsh,
came just 10 minutes into the second half for a 1-0 SAU advantage. Just five
minutes later, Kent's unassisted goal extended the lead to 2-0. Midway through
the second half, Meredith Obert tacked on a third Bee goal, assisted by Erin
Dierickx, to end the scoring.
After allowing Carthage to take six first-half shots, the SAU defense allowed
only a pair of shots in the second half. The Bees finished with 16 total shots,
with nine coming in the final 45 minutes.
St. Ambrose hosts William Penn Saturday in the final regular season
conference game of the year Saturday at 3 p.m.
Bees Bounce Back with Non-Conference Road Win
Oct. 17, 2010
dropping its first conference match of the year on Wednesday, St. Ambrose
bounced back with a 3-0 win at Luther in a non-conference battle Sunday
afternoon. The Queen Bees are 10-5 overall.
It didn't take long for St. Ambrose to take control. Just over five minutes
into the match, Nikki Boland (pictured, right) scored off an assist from Ashley
Dexter for a 1-0 lead. A little over seven minutes later, Dexter scored an
unassisted goal, her 12th goal of the year, to move the lead to 2-0.
In the final three minutes of the match, Grace Ripslinger added an unassisted
goal to seal the win.
The Queen Bees were able to pick up the shutout victory despite being outshot
16-7. Lauren Gunawan made three saves before giving way to Kerry Hardiman, who
came up with a pair of saves over the final 24:44.
St. Ambrose will host Carthage at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a non-conference match
before closing out Midwest Collegiate Conference play by hosting William Penn
Saturday at 3 p.m.
Queen Bees Lose First Conference Game
Oct. 13, 2010
had its five-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to Ashford Wednesday
afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex. It was the first Midwest Collegiate
Conference loss of the year for the Queen Bees, who dropped to 9-5 overall and
6-1 in the MCC.
It appeared early that SAU was on its way to another win. Megan Theisen
(pictured, right) scored just five minutes into the match to give the Bees a
quick 1-0 lead.
Ashford (11-4, 5-1 MCC) evened the match at 1-1 at the 25-minute mark. Just
five minutes into the second half, the Bees regained the lead. Ashley Dexter,
who assisted Theisen's goal in the first half, scored on a free kick for a 2-1
The one-goal lead looked like it would hold up, but the Saints knotted the
score at 2-2 with a goal at the 80-minute mark. Just three minutes later,
Ashford stunned St. Ambrose with another goal to pull out the win.
Lauren Gunawan made five saves, including four in the first half, but took
SAU will step out of conference play to visit Luther Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Gunawan Named MCC Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 11, 2010
goalkeeper Lauren Gunawan (pictured, right) was named the Midwest Collegiate
Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11 following her
performance in two matches last week.
Gunawan, from Neponset, Ill., was involved in a pair of shutouts as the Queen
Bees improved to 9-4 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
She started the week by making four saves in a 3-0 win over Mount Mercy
Tuesday. Saturday, she made one save in 48 minutes before giving way to Kerry
Hardiman, who made three saves over the final 42 minutes to preserve the
This season, Gunawan has started all 13 games and has five shutouts among her
The Queen Bees will look to build on their current five-match winning streak
Wednesday vs. Ashford at 3 p.m. at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Davies Scores Three Goals in 7-0 Win
Oct. 9, 2010
Box score |
Davies (pictured, right) recorded a hat trick and Ashley Dexter added a pair of
goals as St. Ambrose shutout Waldorf 7-0 Saturday afternoon.
An Erin Dierickx goal at the 18-minute mark gave the Queen Bees a 1-0 lead
but it was a three-goal flurry late in the first half that put SAU in control.
Over four minutes, the Bees scored three goals, the first from Nikki Boland and
the last two from Davies, to take a 4-0 halftime lead.
The scoring burst continued in the early stages of the second half. St.
Ambrose tacked on three final goals over a nine-minute stretch, two from Dexter
and a final goal from Davies.
Lauren Gunawan made one save while playing just three minutes into the second
half. Kerry Hardiman made three saves over the final 42 minutes.
SAU finished with a 14-4 edge in shots in improving to 9-4 overall and 6-0 in
the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
The Queen Bees host Ashford at the Davenport Soccer Complex 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Dexter Nets Two Goals in 3-0 Win at Mount Mercy
Oct. 5, 2010
Dexter (pictured, right) continued her strong play of late by scoring two goals
and assisting another in St. Ambrose's 3-0 win at Mount Mercy Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, the Queen Bees improved to 8-4 overall and 5-0 in the Midwest
The Bees dominated much of the match, out-shooting Mount Mercy (3-8-1, 1-2-1)
22-7, but the game remained scoreless until the 34-minute mark. Dexter found
Nikki Boland, who scored her fourth goal of the year to give SAU a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 until late in the second half. Dexter netted her first
goal at the 78-minute mark, off a Megan Theisen assist, and sealed the win with
an unassisted goal at the 87-minute mark.
Dexter has now scored three goals and assisted on three others in the last
two games. She leads the team with eight goals and six assists this season.
Lauren Gunawan turned away the four shots she faced in earning her eighth win
and fifth shutout this year.
After five straight road contests, the Bees finally return home Saturday. SAU
will face Waldorf at the Davenport Soccer Complex at 3 p.m.
Schroeder Named MCC Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 4, 2010
Kelly Schroeder (pictured, right) was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week today after helping the Queen Bees
to a pair of wins last week.
Schroeder, from Plainfield, Ill., led an SAU defense that surrendered only
one goal in the two wins, and chipped in with the game-winning goal at Grand
She buried a rebound off a free kick into the back of the net at the 79:46
mark as the Queen Bees picked up a 1-0 win at Grand View on Wednesday.
Saturday, Schroeder then helped St. Ambrose knock off Clarke 4-1. The SAU
defense gave up only five shots to the Crusaders as the Bees moved to 7-4
overall and 4-0 in the MCC.
This season, Schroeder has scored a pair of goals and has been one of the
leaders on a defense that has recorded four shutouts.
The Bees will look to move to 5-0 in conference play with a game at Mount
Mercy Tuesday afternoon.
Bees Remain Perfect in Conference Play
Oct. 2, 2010
Ashley Dexter scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead St. Ambrose to
a 4-1 win at Clarke Saturday afternoon. The Queen Bees improved to 7-4 overall
and a perfect 4-0 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
less than 10 minutes for SAU to jump to a 1-0 lead. Dexter found Megan Theisen
(pictured, right), who scored her first goal of the year, at the 9:51 mark.
Late in the first half, Dexter assisted Nikki Boland's goal, her third of the
season, to give the Bees a 2-0 lead.
Clarke (6-4-1, 2-2 MCC) trimmed the score to 2-1 in the 58th minute but the
Bees answered just over three minutes later. Erin Dierickx tallied her fourth
goal of the year to restore a two-goal advantage. Ellen Fairfield was credited
with the assist.
Midway through the second half, Dexter took a Logan Walsh pass to score her
team-high sixth goal of the year to end the scoring.
St. Ambrose finished with a 14-5 edge in shots. Lauren Gunawan picked up a
pair of saves in getting the win.
The Bees will visit Mount Mercy Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Schroeder's Late Goal Lifts Bees to Victory
Sept. 29, 2010
Schroeder (pictured, right) scored with just over 10 minutes to play and Lauren
Gunawan made five saves in earning her fourth shutout of the season as St.
Ambrose picked up a 1-0 win at Grand View Wednesday night.
The Queen Bees are 6-4 overall and tied with Ashford with a 3-0 mark in the
Midwest Collegiate Conference.
It took until the 79:46 mark for Schroeder to lift the Bees to the win. Her
unassisted goal was her second of the season.
Gunawan made the one goal stand up. She came up with three of her five saves
in the second half to earn the win. The senior goalkeeper now has four shutouts
among her six wins this season.
After both teams managed five shots in the first half, SAU out-shot Grand
View (2-7-1, 1-2 MCC) 8-4 in the second half.
The Queen Bees visit Clarke Saturday at 1 p.m.
Bees Move to 2-0 in MCC with Pair of Second-Half Goals
Sept. 25, 2010
and Logan Walsh (pictured, right) scored second-half goals as St. Ambrose
defeated Viterbo 2-1 Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bees improved to 5-4
overall and 2-0 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
Despite out-shooting Viterbo 10-5 in the first half, SAU was locked in a
scoreless tie at halftime. Dierickx broke the deadlock off a pass from Ashley
Dexter at the 52:51 mark. Not quite 10 minutes later, Walsh doubled the
advantage to 2-0 using an assist from Kate Benge.
Viterbo cut the score to 2-1 with a goal in the 73rd minute but the Bees hung
on for the win.
SAU ended with a 16-12 advantage in shots. Lauren Gunawan made one save to
pick up the win.
The Bees will visit Grand View Wednesday at 5 p.m. in another conference
Two Quick Goals Too Much to Overcome at UNI
Sept. 22, 2010
Northern Iowa scored two goals in the game's first 2:01 to defeat St. Ambrose
3-1 in Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday. The Queen Bees are 4-4 overall.
just 1:09 for the Panthers to take the lead and the lead grew to 2-0 just over
two minutes into the match. From there, the two teams played evenly with UNI
grabbing an 8-5 lead in shots in the first half.
St. Ambrose pulled to within a goal against their NCAA Division I opponent
when Kelly Schroeder (pictured, right) scored off a free kick from Allison
Bevenue in the 76th minute. But the Panthers kept up the pressure and sealed the
win with a goal with just over four minutes remaining in the match. Northern
Iowa wore down St. Ambrose by out-shooting the Bees 11-4 in the second half.
Lauren Gunawan finished with seven saves in the loss.
The Bees return to Midwest Collegiate Conference play Saturday at Viterbo.
The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Queen Bees Shut Out Iowa Wesleyan to Open MCC Play
Sept. 18, 2010
Box score |
Dexter (pictured, right) recorded a hat trick as St. Ambrose opened Midwest
Collegiate Conference action with a 6-0 shutout of Iowa Wesleyan Saturday at the
Davenport Soccer Complex. The Queen Bees are 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the MCC.
Dexter's first goal, coming at the 29-minute mark, would be all the Bees
would need as SAU did not allow a single shot in the big win.
Despite 16 first-half shots, SAU had only a 1-0 halftime lead until the
floodgates opened in the second half. Dexter added two goals and assisted on
another as St. Ambrose scored five second-half goals on 12 shots.
Alex Hemmen scored a goal and assisted on two others. Courtney Seffrood
scored the Bees' second goal of the afternoon and along with Logan Walsh,
assisted on Dexter's third goal to complete her hat trick. Nikki Boland ended
the scoring on a penalty kick at the 83-minute mark. Abby Kent was also credited
with an assist.
Without being tested, Lauren Gunawan picked up her fourth win and third
shutout of the season.
The Queen Bees will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to visit NCAA Division I
Northern Iowa Wednesday at 7 p.m.
St. Ambrose Falls to Western Illinois
Sept. 12, 2010
Box score |
Western Illinois scored three first-half goals to defeat St. Ambrose 4-1
Sunday afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex. The Queen Bees drop to 3-3
overall following the loss to the NCAA Division I opponent.
It took 11 minutes before WIU got on the board as Laura Lins converted a
penalty kick for a 1-0 lead. The Leathernecks jumped to a 2-0 lead before the
Bees struck back. Erin Dierickx (pictured, right) scored off a Courtney Seffrood
corner kick to pull SAU
to within 2-1.
But WIU answered with a goal late in the first half to regain a two-goal
advantage before tacking on a final goal midway through the second half.
Lauren Gunawan was tested often and came up with nine saves.
St. Ambrose will open Midwest Collegiate Conference play Saturday against
Iowa Wesleyan. The match at the Davenport Soccer Complex will start at 3 p.m.
Bees Roll to 4-1 Win at Illinois Tech
Sept. 8, 2010
Four different players scored goals as St. Ambrose moved to 3-2 overall with
a 4-1 win at the Illinois Institute of Technology Wednesday night.
It didn't take long for the Queen Bees to get on the board. Just over a
minute into the match, Nikki Boland scored an unassisted goal for a 1-0 lead.
The score remained that way until the early moments of the second half. Meredith
Obert extended the lead to 2-0 off a pass from Courtney Seffrood.
After Illinois Tech narrowed the deficit to 2-1, Seffrood picked up her
second assist of the night, leading to Erin Dierickx's goal and a 3-1 edge
midway through the second half. Logan Walsh tacked on an unassisted goal at the
78:31 mark to end the scoring.
All three of Lauren Gunawan's (pictured, right) saves came in the second half as she earned her
third win of the year.
St. Ambrose will host Western Illinois Sunday at 1 p.m.
Late Goal Sends Queen Bees to 3-2 Loss
Sept. 5, 2010
Robert Morris scored with just over five minutes left to break a 2-2 tie and
hand St. Ambrose a 3-2 loss. The Bees dropped to 2-2 overall.
SAU battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits earlier in the match. Down
1-0, Ashley Dexter knotted the score at 1-1 with her goal in the 18th minute.
Midway through the second half, Alex Hemmen (pictured, right) converted a penalty kick to even the
match at 2-2. The game remained tied until Robert Morris scored the game winner
After a slow first half, St. Ambrose out-shot Robert Morris 8-6 in the second
half. Lauren Gunawan made six saves for the Bees.
SAU returns to action Tuesday night at McKendree. The match is slated to
begin at 6 p.m.
Seffrood Nets Game-Winner vs. Siena Heights
Sept. 4, 2010
(pictured, right) scored the match's only goal as St. Ambrose defeated Siena
Heights 1-0 as part of a two-day tournament hosted by Robert Morris. The Queen
Bees are now 2-1 overall.
The game appeared headed to overtime as the teams were locked in a scoreless
tie for 88 minutes. An SAU corner kick landed at the foot of Ashley Dexter, who
fired a shot that was tipped by the Siena Heights goalkeeper. Seffrood buried
the rebound in the back of the net at the 88:36 mark to secure the win.
SAU out-shot Siena Heights 16-12, including a 10-5 edge in the second half.
Lauren Gunawan earned her second 1-0 shutout win after coming up with four
The Bees will face host Robert Morris Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
St. Ambrose Stumbles at Loras
Sept. 1, 2010
St. Ambrose was limited to four total shots with only two attempts coming on
goal in a 2-0 loss at Loras Wednesday night. The Queen Bees are 1-1.
It took Loras only 5:25 to score the only goal the team would need. The
Duhawks tacked on a second goal early in the second half for the 2-0 win.
The Bees' four shots all came in the second half as SAU was out-shot 16-4 in
St. Ambrose will face Siena Heights Saturday at 1 p.m. and Robert Morris
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. as part of a tournament hosted by Robert Morris.
Queen Bees Open with 1-0 Win
Aug. 28, 2010
(pictured, right) scored the only goal as the Queen Bees opened the 2010 season
with a 1-0 win at Olivet Nazarene Saturday afternoon.
Dexter, a 2009 honorable mention all-American and the reigning Midwest
Collegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year, picked up right where she left off
last year, getting the Bees on the board on a penalty kick 74:10 into the match.
Last year, Dexter led the MCC in goals (19), assists (12) and points (50) as a
Lauren Gunawan made the one goal hold up. The senior goalkeeper made nine
saves, with six coming in the second half, to earn the shutout victory.
St. Ambrose was out-shot 16-12, but the Bees had several scoring
opportunities, most coming off the foot of Dexter. She finished with four of the
team's six shots on frame.
The Queen Bees visit Loras Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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