Ankeny, Iowa – North Central Women's Soccer (3-1) got back in the winning column Saturday afternoon in Ankeny, Iowa against National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) school, Faith Baptist Bible College (1-2). The win today gives the Rams the best start, 3-1-0, in recent program history. North Central was dominant from the beginning of the game outshooting the Eagles 32-7 and in control offensively winning more corner kicks than the Eagles, 8-0.
North Central got off to a quick start attacking the Eagles net with shots coming starting in the third minute of play and not letting up until the final whistle. Abby Schwinden (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North) led the Rams with 13 shots while goal scorer, Dakotah Sparrman (Apple Valley, Minn./Shattuck-St. Mary's) contributed seven shots for North Central. The Rams and Eagles battled it out until the 76th minute when Sparrman was able to break through the Eagles back line and dribble in towards goal to slot the ball past the Eagles keeper. The chances would keep coming for North Central but the final whistle ended the game in favor of the Rams, 1-0.
The Rams were able to create positive offensive chances and movement just in time for conference play which begins Wednesday afternoon at home in Elliot Park for a 4:15 p.m. matchup with the St. Scholastica Saints. North Central will then travel across 35W and visit the University of Northwestern-St. Paul on Saturday afternoon at Reynolds Field at 4:15 p.m. in St. Paul, Minn.