The Lake Forest College women's soccer team had its season come
to an end Friday night (November 6) in the semifinals of the
Midwest Conference Tournament, hosted by league champion Carroll
University. The Foresters were the #3 seed in the four-team event
and fell 3-2 to second-seeded St. Norbert College. Lake Forest
finishes the year with a 12-7-0 overall record while the Green
Knights advance to the tourney final at 11-8-0.
The Foresters took the early lead in the game at 16:56 on freshman Becky Esrock's (St. Louis, Mo./Whitfield School) school record 20th goal of the season. She surpassed the mark of 19 set by Sarah Bartz in 1996 and matched by Jessica Wiehrdt the following year. St. Norbert, however, tied the game just seven minutes later.
Lake Forest regained the advantage at 26:01 when Esrock assisted on fellow freshman Lisa Sorensen's (Muskegon, Mich./Western Michigan Christian) 14th goal of 2009. The score remained 2-1 until the Green Knights tied it again with 2:05 remaining in the first half.
Neither team was able to score again until, with just 6:49 remaining in the second half, St. Norbert kicked in what turned out to be the game-winner.
In addition to setting a single-season program record for goals, Esrock's 47 points on the year rank second in team history. Sorensen matched the sixth-highest goals total and both players easily surpassed the highest scoring output by a Forester freshman. Junior Bianca Greene (Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica) led the squad in assists with 15, the second-highest total in program history and just two off the school record.
Friday's contest was the final career game for Forester seniors Emily Sadler (Everett, Wash./Cascade Senior), Jocelyn Maneval (Fairfax, Va./James W. Robinson), and Monica Thomas (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos). They combined for 73 career points on 28 goals and 17 assists and helped lead the team to a 27-9-0 conference record over the last four years.
December 4, 2009 Becky Esrock Named Third Team All-North Region by NSCAA
November 16, 2009 Five Foresters Appear on All-Midwest Conference Lists
November 1, 2009 Lake Forest Prevails 3-0 at Monmouth to Close out Regular Season
October 25, 2009 1-0 Triumph at Beloit Puts Lake Forest in MWC Tournament
October 24, 2009 Esrock's Hat Trick Leads Foresters Over Visiting Grinnell
October 20, 2009 Lake Forest Scores Early and Often in Victory over Dominican
October 15, 2009 Lisa Sorensen Named Forester Athlete of the Week
October 6, 2009 Lake Forest Falls by One at Concordia Wisconsin
September 30, 2009 Lake Forest defeated at Carroll University
September 28, 2009 Bri Schleibinger Named Midwest Conference Defensive Performer of the Week
September 27, 2009 Foresters Shut Out Visiting Lawrence University 4-0
September 23, 2009 Lake Forest Edged Out by Visiting Carthage
September 20, 2009 Foresters Post 5-0 Victory over Visiting Alverno
September 19, 2009 Lake Forest Takes Early Lead but Falls to St. Norbert
September 15, 2009 Foresters Prevail Under the Lights at M.S.O.E.
September 14, 2009 Becky Esrock and Emily Weber Named Midwest Conference Performers of the Week
September 12, 2009 Lake Forest Opens Conference Play with Convincing Victory at Ripon
September 9, 2009 North Central Comes Back to Down Foresters 3-2
September 6, 2009 Lake Forest Falls to North Park in Home Opener
September 3, 2009 Becky Esrock Named Forester Athlete of the Week
September 1, 2009 Foresters Begin 2009 with Victory at Concordia Chicago