Women's Soccer Closes Spring with Win over Northwestern
Abby Kenyon scored the match-winner against Northwestern. (Ray Acevedo)

Women's Soccer Closes Spring with Win over Northwestern
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team jut finished up their spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwestern 3-2 on Alumni Day. Northwestern is the second Big Ten team that Valparaiso defeated this spring, having also defeated Indiana on April 14.

Valpo fell behind 1-0 in the first half.  A strong second half start by Northwestern gave the Wildcats a 2-0 lead.

Valpo quickly went on the attack and was able to get a goal back off the head of Kelsey Draper (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg H.S.) from a Catherine Terrell (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) cross. Valpo’s tying goal came from a Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) header, off of a corner kick taken by Terrell.

With the score tied 2-2 the two teams battled back and forth but it was Valpo’s Abby Kenyon (Canton, Ohio/Jackson H.S.) that was able to put in the winning goal with just five minutes to go in the game.

Overall the team went 3-2-2 on the spring defeating Akron, Indiana and Northwestern. The team will return to Valparaiso in early August for preseason in preparation for their exhibition opener on August 7against Northern Illinois.

A big thanks from Valpo women’s soccer goes out to all the alumni that were able to attend this past week’s match and support the current team.