October 28, 2013

6 Score As Alverno Breaks School-Wins Record

MILWAUKEE -- The record has finally been broken. After back-to-back losses, Alverno College defeated host Mount Mary University, 6-0, to break the school-wins record as six different players scored in the shutout victory.

"It feels great to see the hard work that our staff and most importantly the players have put in, come back to us in wins," said Alverno Head Coach Brittany Nikolic, now in her fifth year at the helm of the soccer program.

With a pair of games remaining on the schedule, the Inferno (9-9-0) surpassed the previous school record of eight victories, set in 2010.

"The growth of this program is fantastic," added Nikolic. "We have come a long way in our competitiveness and quality of play, but the great part is that we are far from done, and we want to continue to get better every day."

The back line allowed just one shot by the host Blue Angels--saved by Alverno goalkeeper Samantha Robinson--while the Inferno attack fired off 43 shots, 27 of which were on goal. Robinson picked up her third shutout of the season in all 90 minutes at goal.

Nava Moniriarani kicked off the scoring in the 18th minute and just three minutes later Hayley Serketich added the Inferno's second score of the opening period off an Amber Thomas cross.

Serketich assisted on the first two goals of the second half scored by Sydney Wisner (52') and Samantha Devcich (64') to put Alverno ahead, 4-0.

Moniriarani's cross to Sarah Devcich found the back of the net in the 78th minute, while Yessy Lopez capped off the scoring in the 81st minute on an Ashleigh Sagat pass.

In addition to breaking the school record, the win was the 16th consecutive over the Blue Angels, who finished their season 4-16-0 overall.

Alverno plays its final Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and road game on Wednesday at Benedictine University. Kickoff is 7 p.m. in Lisle, Ill.

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