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Harper Takes Over NCAA Division III Saves Lead in Loss at Edgewood

Amelia Harper
Amelia Harper

MADISON, Wis. - The Rockford University women's soccer team (0-14-1, 0-8-0 NACC) kicked off a three-match NACC road trip on Tuesday against the Edgewood College Eagles (4-10-1, 2-5-0 NACC). Unfortunately, it was a difficult day for the Regents, as they were held without a shot and fell by a final score of 7-0 to the Eagles. Despite the loss, there was exciting news for the Regents. Rockford's Amelia Harper had 19 saves in the match, to vault her into the national lead.

  • The Eagles broke the scoreless tie just 2:23 into the match, when Shannon Kaufmann scored an unassisted goal to take a 1-0 lead. 
  • Edgewood added two more goals in the first half to take a 3-0 lead into the intermission. 
  • The Eagles extended their lead to 5-0 with a pair of goals less than 15 minutes into the second half. 
  • Kaufmann then scored her third goal of the match in the 70th minute to secure her first career hat trick. 
  • Edgewood added one final goal in the closing minutes to secure a 7-0 win.

  • Amelia Harper continues to creep closer to breaking the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference single-season saves record. Harper tallied 19 saves in the match, to bring her season total to 228. She now needs just 35 saves over Rockford's final four matches to tie the NACC single-season record. Additionally, after today's match, Harper now leads the nation in saves. She is currently 11 saves ahead of Mount Mary's Hannah Rose for the most in NCAA Division III women's soccer this season. It will be a tight race over the final few weeks, as the Blue Angels have five matches remaining, compared to Rockford's four.  

The RU women's soccer team returns to the field on Sunday, October 20 at MSOE. The match has a scheduled start time of 3:30 PM.