Undefeated Women’s Soccer Keeps Rolling with Victory Over Central

Loras College Women’s Soccer (12-0-1, 4-0-0 A-R-C) continued to assert their dominance in the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) as they topped Central College (7-4-1, 1-2-0 A-R-C) 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. Forward Abby Eriksen (’23) scored her eighth goal of the season to catapult the Duhawks past the Dutch and extend their win streak to nine games. 

Eriksen’s goal came in the 16th minute of the game as Brynn Jacobi (’22) threw a ball into play from the sideline, where Payton McDonnell (’23) the ball and put a ball into the box that bounced around at the feet of Dutch defenders with none able to gain possession before Eriksen fired a shot past Central goalkeeper Jasmyn Bush. 

McDonnell’s assist on Eriksen’s goal ties her for second all-time in career assists with 39 in just her junior season. For Eriksen, her eighth goal of the season leads the team in goals scored and puts her second in the conference in the category. 

Goalkeeper Megan Wick (’24) recorded her first career shutout in her second career start for the Duhawks, turning away all three of the shots on goal she faced in the contest.

Loras is ranked number 13 in the United Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 national poll and 16 in the D3Soccer.com rankings.

The Duhawks return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 12 as they travel to Decorah, Iowa, to take on the Norse from Luther College. The game is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Stay up to date on the women’s soccer team at duhawks.com.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).