Chicago Rolls To 4-0 Win Over Wittenberg in NCAA III Tournament First Round Game
Friday, November 14, 2008
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—The University of Chicago extended its win streak to seven games and advanced to the second round of the NCAA III Tournament with a convincing 4-0 win over Wittenberg University Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Chicago (13-5-1) scored two goals in each half and stifled the Tigers (11-4-6) on defense in posting their eighth shutout victory of the year.
Siggy Nachtergaele put the Maroons on the board with a sliding redirection after receving a cross from teammate Claire Denze in the 24th minute of play. Sarah Loh then came off the bench to pop in a shot on a scramble in the goalmouth after a Chicago corner kick. The goal by Loh came with 4:05 left in the first half.
Nachtergaele then fed Brooke Bontz for a goal in the 54th minute of play with Bontz chipping a shot over Wittenberg goalkeeper Jordan Bamberger after receiving a through ball pass from Nachtergaele.
Chicago closed out the scoring on a rip in the goalmouth by Haleight Stopa off a cross from the right wing by Marcella DeLaurentiis.
Both teams finished with 12 shots with nine of Wittenberg’s shots coming in the second half.
Polly Cline had two saves for Chicago with teammate Emma Gormely collecting one save in 14 minutes of action late in the game. Jordan Bamberger had three saves for Wittenberg.
Chicago will face Calvin in a second round game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School’s Eagle Stadium. The game has been moved to Eagle Stadium because of poor field conditions at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.Directions to Grand Rapids Christian High School
Saturday’s Calvin/Chicago match will mark the second meeting of the year between the two schools as the teams finished in a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Calvin on September 10.