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Wartburg gets revenge against UW-Whitewater

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Three second-half goals led to a 4-1 Wartburg (7-1-2) victory Sunday in a non-conference match against UW-Whitewater (7-4).

The Wartburg win avenged a loss last season in the NCAA Tournament, which the Warhawks won in a penalty kick shootout.

Cathy Reiter started the scoring in the second minute to put the No. 22 ranked Knights up 1-0.

Wartburg remained in front until Christina Tooren scored with just 12 seconds left until halftime.

Reiter scored the winning goal in the 52nd minute off an assist from Kaylee Benning to put Wartburg up 2-1.

Brinkly Werkman scored two minutes later and the Knights had a 3-1 lead.

Benning capped things off with a goal in the 77th minute to make the final score 4-1.

The Knights battle Simpson (7-2, 1-0) Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Indianola and Coe (7-3-1, 1-1) Saturday at 5 p.m. at home in IIAC action this week.

Wartburg is currently the only IIAC team ranked in the top 25.

Brinkley Werkman tries to take the ball away from two UW-Whitewater defenders. —Shelby Granath/TRUMPET

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