WATERLOO - The University of Northern Iowa made history on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over St. Ambrose University. It marked the first time in program's 12-year history that UNI earned victories in five straight games.
The Panthers scored in the 21st minute when a free kick from just outside of the box by senior Missy Journot was saved, but the rebound deflected off of the St. Ambrose goalkeeper to junior Melissa Hagan who put it in the back of the net.
UNI scored again in the 46th minute when freshman Katherine Young beat the St. Ambrose goalkeeper on a loose ball for the score.
The Panthers tallied a season-high 28 shots with 17 coming on goal while holding St. Ambrose to 11 shots with seven coming on goal. UNI also held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-3.
Panther freshman Charlotte Jones led the offensive attack with six shots, putting one on goal. Sophomore Claire Clark, Hagan, and Young all tallied three shots in the match with two on goal with Young and Hagan both getting goals.
Sophomores Grace Schield and Elizabeth Rodriguez each put both of their shots on goal in the match for the Panthers.
UNI senior goalkeeper Lauren Potzman earned the starting nod seeing 61 minutes of action. She tallied six saves in the match. Sophomore Kim Gianos saw her first action in goal for the Panthers when she replaced Potzman in the 62nd minute.
UNI (8-7-2, 2-2-0 MVC) will travel to Springfield, Mo., to square off with Missouri State in search of its sixth straight win on Sat., Oct. 22. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m.