Two for the Show! Frazier Scores Twice on Women’s Soccer Senior Day
Oct 25, 2014
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Senior Liz Frazier netted two shots from over 20 yards out as the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team cruised past Simpson, 3-1.
The Spartans (14-4, 5-1 IIAC) moved one step closer to their first regular-season IIAC title with one game remaining on the conference slate. They got the job done after outshooting Simpson (2-15-1, 0-5-1 IIAC), 21-4, including 12-1 in the first half.
There were contributions across the board as every senior in the starting lineup not named Tiffany Duncan, attempted at least one. Frazier led the charge with four shots, converting both of her shots on goal. Katie Lynn tallied the final Spartan goal late in the second half and also launched four shots as well. Her success hinged on a shallow cross from senior Melanie Prudhomme that deflected off the keeper’s hands and right into Lynn’s bread basket which she converted into their third goal.
Simpson’s managed to score with less than 10 minutes to go off an own goal that bounced off the foot of a UD defender. The damage was too little, too late as senior goalkeeper Chelsea Hawkins, who replaced Duncan a few minutes before, and the UD defense kept them in check for the remaining minutes. The Storm came into today’s game with a league-low nine goals in 17 games.
The win evened the overall series to 9-9-1 between the two teams and was the Spartans seventh straight win over the Storm. During the streak they have outscored Simpson 20-2.
NOTE: Seniors Elise Chalus, Kelsey Graefen, Melissa Sawyer, Megan Siepler, Lauren Waddell, Hawkins, Duncan, Frazier, and Prudhomme were recognized along with their parents between the men’s and women’s games. After today’s game they carry an overall record of (51-23-3, 18-8-2 IIAC). They are the winningest group of seniors in program history.
One more hurdle stands in their way as they face Luther College at home next Tuesday, October 28th at 5 p.m. It will be the final game until the IIAC tournament. Luther (13-3, 3-3 IIAC) was taken down by Central, 3-2, on the road in their last Conference affair.