Women win one, lose two to end season

Ted Johnson

The 2006 season concluded Sunday for the LU women’s soccer team. The Vikings lost to Grinnell 6-0 a day after beating Knox 1-0.
Saturday the Vikes traveled to Galesburg, IL to face off with the Knox Prairie Fire. Jackie Bean scored the winning goal in the 43rd minute, assisted by both Pam Golemgeski and Caroline Parry.
Bean ended up with six total shots, three of which were on goal. Amelia Lerch had four shots, and Alison Blegen had three. Many other Vikings got on the board as well.
Amazingly, the LU defense held the Knox women to only two shots — a very impressive statistic — and the one that was on goal was saved by Viking goalie Candice Gangl.
The week before reading period the women traveled to De Pere for a face-off with St. Norbert, which they lost 6-1. Ashlee Moore scored the lone goal in the 22nd minute, assisted by Jackie Bean.
The Vikings were not able to contain Jessica Schadrie and Stephanie Gatyas, who scored twice each for St. Norbert.
Though the Vikings’ journey ended on 10th Avenue in Grinnell in the form of a sound defeat, the women have a major advantage next season: Most of the regular starters are returning as seniors, juniors and sophomores.
However, the team will miss the contributions of Beth Shaker, Kirsten Gunderson, and Annemarie Exarhos, seniors who have played their final season.
The Lawrence Vikings were 4-10-1 this season. Notably, none of the players received a red card all season. The team total for goals was 15. Jackie Bean and Beth Shaker led the team in goals this season with three apiece.