November 8, 2013
FINAL ON THE HORIZON
Wisconsin-Milwaukee beats Detroit in semis
Krissy Dorre and Veinna Behnke both scored in the first half and Kelsey Holbert added an insurance goal midway through the second half as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's soccer team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 3-0 blanking of Detroit Friday in the second Horizon League Tournament semifinal match at Engelmann Stadium.
Milwaukee (9-8-1) now advances to Sunday's league championship match against Oakland (11-8-1), after the Grizzlies knoocked off Wright State in penalty kicks, 4-3. Detroit finishes the season at 11-8-1.
"It was a really clinical match by our team. I thought we were very good with our finishing tonight and it was good to see; we spent a lot of time on our finishing and I think that showed tonight."
Milwaukee first got on the board in the 18th minute. Holbert ripped a shot inside the box that looked to have the keeper beat but just found the crossbar. Dorre was right there for the rebound though, heading the ball into the upper 90 to give UWM the early lead.
Behnke scored just a few minutes later. After a nice build up by the Panthers, Dorre found Kelly Lewers inside the box. The Horizon League Player of the Year took one touch before playing it back to Behnke, who one-timed her shot perfectly through the defense and into the side netting.
Holbert then made it 3-0 in the 71st minute off a rocket from 30 yards out that beat the keeper far post.
The Panthers will now play Oakland in Sunday's Horizon League Championship. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Engelmann Stadium.