Lady Rangers Equalize, but Couldn’t Capitalize. Parkside 1 – Southern Indiana 1

The University of Wisconsin Parkide’s Women’s Soccer Team faced the University of Southern Indiana in a dog fight today, which was heavily controlled, not by the players, but mostly by the officiating.

The opening ten minutes of the match were controlled by the ladies of Parkside, as striker Shannon Becker pushed forward deep down the right wing creating two quick chances. She would spend much of the game churning out runs and chances deep in both forward wings.

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Player Profile: Shannon Becker

The University of Parkside’s Women’s Soccer Team is currently ranked 17th in the NCAA Division II standings, and 2nd overall in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. At the front of the Rangers attack, is sophomore striker Shannon Becker.

From DePere, WI, Shannon Becker has been playing soccer for just about her whole life.

“I started when I was about five years old,” said Shannon, “My brothers and sisters all played, and then one of my friends told me, ‘Hey you’re really good. You should play at a higher level.’ That’s when I joined a more serious club in the area, DePere Select, and it kind of just went from there.”

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Men’s Soccer Tallies Another Win

Sophomore midfielder Spencer Bursten’s goal and two assists lead the Rangers to a 4-1 route over the visiting Eagles in convincing fashion. Parkside’s men’s soccer team hosted Robert Morris University-Illinois on a crisp Monday afternoon at Kenosha’s Wood Road Complex. For the large quantity of incoming freshmen in attendance, the Rangers left a positive impression.

“It’s essential that we perform at a high level to encourage young students to come out,” said Parkside’s head coach Rick Kilps. “Executing and putting on a good show in the process are the best ways to accomplish this.”

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Lady Rangers Beat Missouri S&T 5-1

It was an absolutely picture perfect day outside, as well as for the Women’s Soccer team. This afternoon, the UW-Parkside Rangers faced the Missouri S&T Miners. The game was heavily controlled by the Parkside ladies, whose early speed and control lead to a 5-1 win today.

Right out of the gate, Missouri S&T goal keeper Stacey Luquette was put to the test. The Rangers were able to get three very close chances on goal within the first five minutes of the game. Come the 11th minute of the game, a Parkside corner nearly lead to the first goal of the game, but the rebound shot was deflected by an S&T defender guarding the right hand post.

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Moxley, Rangers Comeback Late

Featuring late game heroics, senior defense-man Jason Moxley rises to the occasion, preserving Parkside’s undefeated record. In their conference opener, the Parkside Rangers mens’ soccer team hosted Missouri S & T at a breezy Wood Road Field in Kenosha late Friday afternoon. In a low-scoring battle, the Rangers would stage a comeback that portrayed resiliency and the ability to make adjustments that ended in a 1-1 tie.

“We knew the importance of coming out with a strong defense and forcing pressure offensively,” said Moxley. “Our back line held up like a wall and we benefited from some great saves.”

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