Yellowjackets Shutout Northland International
Yellowjackets 4, NIU 0
The Yellowjacket women's soccer team used the first half to set the pace on Monday, blowing the game open with three first period goals as they cruised to a 4-0 win at home over Northland International University.
The win is the fourth of the year for the Yellowjackets, marking the first time they've hit that mark since they won seven matches in 2007.
Chelsea Cossin (Hermantown, Minn.) opened the scoring for the Yellowjackets, picking up an unassisted goal at 15:30 to make it 1-0. Sarah Johnson (Cloquet, Minn.) scored her second of the year at 28:06 of the first half to make extend the lead to 2-0. Minutes later at 36:13, Nichole Casler (Swartz Creek, Mich.) netted her second goal of the season to make it 3-0. Mandee Akason (Pine Island, Minn.) had the assist.
In the second half, Cossin scored her team-leading tenth goal of the season to close out the scoring. The unassisted goal came at 69:48. Cossin finished with a pair of goals and Casler had a goal and an assist to lead the Yellowjackets.
Alexandra Paige (Anaheim, Calif.) picked up her third win of the season and second shutout by making two saves. She is now 3-3 on the year. Jo Paine and Carissa Koenig combined to make nine saves for NIU. The Yellowjackets outshot NIU 22-5 for the match, including a 13-2 edge in shots on goal.
The Yellowjackets (4-5, 0-2 WIAC) will take on Finlandia University on Wednesday, September 28 at the Superior High School Soccer Complex. Game time is 2:00 p.m. It is the first game of the "Caps for Cancer" doubleheader.
The Yellowjackets ask that fans come to the game with new winter hats for men, women and childeren that will be donated to the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, which is funded by the Miller-Dwan Foundation and is located in the Essentia Health Cancer Center. Hats will then be given, as needed to people in the Twin Ports, Ashland and surrounding areas that have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.