|Madonna University (4-1)||0||3||3|
|Taylor University (4-4-1)||0||1||1|
|2||51:27||Kelly Capoccia (Madonna University)|
|2||54:33||Shelbi Lowe (Taylor University)|
|2||80:08||Kelly Capoccia (Madonna University)|
|2||83:15||Jennifer Jurcak (Madonna University)|
|Madonna University||Indv. Leaders||Taylor University|
|#18 Kelly Capoccia - 2||Goals||#7 Shelbi Lowe - 1|
|None||Assists||#6 Courtney Selle - 1|
|#18 Kelly Capoccia - 6||Shots||#17 Nikki Zaino - 4|
|#0 Blaire Schmalenberg - 6||Saves||#0 Anna Miller - 5|
|Madonna University||Team Statistics||Taylor University|
|12 (10)||Shots (on goal)||14 (7)|
UPLAND, Ind. - Madonna scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game to defeat Taylor 3-1 on Wednesday inside Turner Stadium. The loss dropped the Trojans to 4-4-1 on the year and was the final non-conference game for TU.
Taylor dominated the offensive side of the ball in the first half, outshooting Madonna 9-2 in the opening 45-minutes of play. Despite five of those shots coming on goal, the Trojans were unable to capitalize, leading to a 0-0 score at the half.
Out of the half, the Crusaders were the first to strike. Madonna's Kelly Capoccia scored in the 51st-minute to push the lead to 1-0.
Only three minutes later, TU managed to tie the game back up at 1-1. After the Trojans were awarded a free kick, senior Courtney Selle crossed the ball into the box from 29-yards out where junior Shelbi Lowe headed the ball in. It was the second time in two games that a Selle cross found the head of Shelbi Lowe for a goal.
Following Lowe's goal, both teams were presented with scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert. Madonna, however, was able to score the game-winning goal in the 80th-minute as Capoccia recorded her second goal of the game and ninth on the season.
As Taylor fought to record an equalizer, Madonna sealed the game in the 83rd-minute after a goal by Jennifer Jurcak.
Despite being held to just the two shots in the first half, the Crusaders outshot Taylor 10-5 in the second half. Of TU's five shots in the second half, only one came on goal.
Freshman Lauren Engelkes got her first start in Turner Stadium since her injury in the season opener against Campbellsville. As the first half was winding down in today's match , Engelkes collided with a Madonna player inside the box. The Rockford, Michigan native finished out the half, but did not play in the second period. Engelkes recorded two saves and allowed no goals during her time in goal. Junior Anna Miller stepped back into goalie duties in the second half and finished with five saves.
Lowe and sophomore Nikki Zaino continued to lead the offensive attack for the Trojans. Lowe's goal was her fifth on the year, as the junior finished with three shots on the day. Zaino led TU in shots with four, but only one came on net.
Taylor will be back in action on Saturday when the team opens up Crossroads League play at 7:00 p.m. against Bethel inside Turner Stadium. The Trojans will look to claim their sixth consecutive win over the Pilots and eighth win in the last nine years.