Sept. 28, 2012
Von Mende breaks records as Bearcats shutout RiverHawks
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s soccer team beat Northeastern 3-0 on Friday at Bearcat Pitch to improve their record to 5-3-1 and 3-1 in the MIAA.
In only her second year at Northwest, Victoria Von Mende has cemented her name in the record books. Von Mende put in the first goal of the game during the 22nd minute and with that goal broke two school records.
Von Mende now owns the records for most goals in a career (18) and most points in a career (40). It took the previous owner, Beth Gutschenritter (2003-06), four years to compile the two records.
“I had no idea I had broken the records until the announcer said it over the loud speaker,” said Von Mende. “I’m very happy to have my name in the record books and I hope I can set the bar even higher.”
Anna Calgaard had a pair of goals in the victory. The first came in the 25th minute and was unassisted. The second goal came in midway through the second half at the 77th minute with an assist from Kiersten Mottle.
Kelsey Adams put up her second shutout of the season on Friday. Adams collected 10 saves in the win.
Head Coach Tracy Hoza was excited after the win.
“Records being broke are a good thing,” Hoza said of Von Mende’s goal. “It means you are progressing as a program.”
“It takes all the players around her and on the team to help break these records,” Hoza added.
When it came to the shutout, Coach Hoza was quick to give credit to the entire defense as well as Adams.
“The defense came up huge for us today and Kelsey was just fantastic,” Hoza said.
Northwest returns to Bearcat Pitch Sunday to face No. 18 Central Oklahoma (8-1, 3-0). The MIAA match will kickoff at 1 p.m.
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