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Surge Place Three on All-Region Team

Nov. 4, 2015


Three members of Cincinnati State's region runner-up team were elected to the NJCAA Region XII all-region first team.  Earning honors were:

    Kelsey Lee, sophomore goal keeper formerly of Lakota West High.  Lee recorded five shutouts in the Surge's 12-6 season and 12 during her two-year career.

    Jami Pfeifer, sophomore forward formerly of Mason High.  Pfeifer is ranked 13th nationally in goals scored (20) an 16th in points (50).

    Elizabeth Stepaniak, freshman forward who played at Lakota West High.  Stepaniak was second on the team in scoring with 17 goals.  


Surge in Region Championship Game on Suday

Oct. 31, 2015


Cincinnati State has advanced to meet No. 15 Schoolcraft in the championship match of the NJCAA Region XII women's soccer tournament.  The match will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Wyoming Recreation Center.

The Surge, 12-5, defeated Owens 2-0 in Saturday's semifinals on goals by Evie Stepaniak and Jami Pfeifer.  Schoolcraft, 15-1, defeated Muskegon 5-0.  Schoolcraft has outscored its opposition 101-3 this season.  The Surge have been involved in two of the Ocelots' four closest contests, a 2-0 and a 3-0 loss.

The winner of Sunday's match advances to the NJCAA National Championships in Melbourne, Fla.


Surge Cap Season with a Shutout

Oct. 27, 2015


Cincinnati State's women's soccer team closed out the regular season with a 4-0 shutout of Ancilla on Saturday. 

The victory assured the Surge, 11-5 overall, second place behind No. 15 Schoolcraft in Region XII, and the No. 2 seed in next week's regional tournament.  Cincinnati State will host that tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming Recreation Center.

Kelsey Lee turned in her fourth shutout of the season and 11th of her career.  She had to stop only one shot on goal thanks in part to the work of the Surge defense.

Cincinnati State started slowly.  Angel Jenkins broke a scoreless tie with an unassisted goal at the 41st minute.  Shannon Jameson, Chelsea Evans and Jami Pfeifer added goals during a 10-minute stretch midway through the second half.  Assists were recorded by Alison Cook, Katrina Brickley and Pfeifer.

The Surge are idle until Saturday's regional tournament semifinal vs. Owens.


Surge Seek Second Place on Saturday

Oct. 22, 2015

Surge_logoCincinnati State’s women’s soccer team will be out to lock up second place in Region XII, and the No. 2 seed in the region postseason tournament, on Saturday when hosting Ancilla. 


The match will be played at 12 p.m. at the Xavier Soccer Complex.  The team’s departing sophomores will be recognized in their final home match.


The Surge, 10-5, are in second place with a 9-4 region record, trailing only No. 15 Schoolcraft.  Muskegon and Owens, both 8-5, are in contention.  A victory would assure Cincinnati State of the second-best mark.


Ancilla enters the match seeking its first win of the season.  This is the program’s first year.


Evans Set To Join Surge Women's Soccer Team


Chelsea Evans, a recent graduate of Dixie High School in New Lebanon, Ohio, will join the Cincinnati State women’s soccer program this fall.


Evans had a standout senior season this past fall, earning First Team Southwestern Buckeye League honors as well as Miami Valley Area Soccer Association, Division III South First Team recognition. Evans scored four goals on the season, including a pair in Dixie’s 3-2 victory over Trotwood-Madison.


In the spring of her junior year, she set the Dixie High School record in the 200 meters while running for the school’s track team.


Evans also was a member of the same Warren County United club team as fellow Surge signees and Monroe High School grads Brianna Mays and Charly Jackson.


Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle expects Evans to be in the mix to crack the starting lineup this upcoming season.

“Chelsea will be counted on to push for a starting center back or defensive midfield spot this fall,” Cagle said.






Wilmer Joins Surge Women's Soccer Team



Britne Wilmer, a transfer from NCAA Division I Wright State, has joined the Cincinnati State women’s soccer program.


A 2014 Fairfield High School graduate, Wilmer earned Second Team All Greater Miami Conference honors as an outside midfielder during her senior season. She also helped lead the Indians to the district final in 2013.


Wilmer, who played her club soccer for Cincinnati United Premier and was a State Cup semifinalist in 2013, began taking classes at Cincinnati State this spring.


Surge head coach Wil Cagle is thrilled to bring in a player of Wilmer’s caliber to his program.


“Britne is quick and crafty. She’s always looking for unique ways to beat somebody and take somebody on,” Cagle said. “And she wants to play. She is a soccer player to the core. Sometimes we have difficulty recruiting that type of player, so I’m excited to have Britne transfer in.”


Wilmer likely will play an attacking center midfielder position for the Surge, the same spot she played while at Wright State.


“I’m going to look for Britne to take players on and open things up offensively,” Cagle said. “It will provide her some scoring opportunities, but perhaps more important, it will provide scoring opportunities for our forwards and other midfielders.”

Cain Will Continue Soccer Career At Urbana University


Cincinnati State sophomore Jackie Cain signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to continue her academic and soccer careers at Urbana University.


Cain, a Monroe High School graduate, played a variety of positions for Surge head coach Wil Cagle, and he thinks her versatility is part of what appealed to Urbana head coach Kevin Mounce.


“She was recruited for her athleticism,” Cagle said. “She offers a lot of flexibility. For us, she played four different positions over the course of her two years here.”


Cain primarily played outside back and outside midfielder for Cincinnati State, but she also saw some time at forward and center midfielder. Despite moving around quite a bit, Cain had three goals and one assist as a freshman and tied for the team lead with four assists this past season.


Cain said Urbana is making improvements to athletics and academics, and it was the soccer program that consistently showed the most interest in her, making it a great fit.


Cagle is happy with the example Cain’s journey can provide for younger players.


“This confirms for all of the kids coming next that there is that opportunity to move on, and we will help find you a home,” Cagle said.


Cain is expected to begin working out with the women’s soccer team and taking classes at Urbana in August.



Criddell, Wolski Sign With Ohio Dominican

A pair of Cincinnati State women’s soccer players recently signed to continue their academic and soccer careers at Ohio Dominican University.

Deandre Criddell, a midfielder from Huber Heights, Ohio, and Jess Wolski, a midfielder from Oregonia, Ohio, signed letters of commitment to the NCAA Division II school in Columbus.


Criddell, who scored seven goals in two seasons with the Surge and was named to the NJCAA Region XII All-Tournament team as a freshman and to the Region XII second team as a sophomore, is excited about her next step.


“I really couldn’t picture my life without soccer in it, so it is great to have this opportunity,” Criddell said.


Wolski, who won a state championship during her senior year at Bishop Fenwick High School, continued her success at Cincinnati State. She was a first-team Region XII selection in her sophomore season and a second-team Region XII pick her freshman year. Wolski scored 11 goals in two seasons with the Surge.


The Ohio Dominican women’s soccer team, led by head coach Jonathan Meade, is coming off its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance.


The Panthers finished the 2014 season with a 15-5-1 record overall and a 10-1-1 mark in the GLIAC. Since 2010, Ohio Dominican has a .658 winning percentage.


Both student-athletes are grateful for the opportunities Cincinnati State provided.


“It was a great step for me,” Wolski said. “I got to hone my skills and develop my play while I was here.”


Criddell echoed that sentiment.

“I liked being here at C-State because it helped me with my soccer fundamentals and it helped me academically,” she added.

Five Seniors Sign With The Surge


Five high school seniors signed National Junior College Athletic Association letters of intent on Tuesday to continue their academic and soccer careers at Cincinnati State.

Katrina Brickley, Charly Jackson, Megan Lentz, Bri Mays and Evie Stepaniak participated in a signing event with Surge women’s soccer head coach Wil Cagle and athletic director Tom Hathaway on campus on Tuesday.

Mays had a highly decorated career as a midfielder at Monroe High School. She earned Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA) Division II first-team all-state, Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) Division II player of the year, conference player of the year and National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) all-central region team honors after her senior season.

Mays, who scored four goals and had five assists, teamed with Jackson to help lead Monroe to a district championship and the regional semifinals, marking the Hornets’ deepest postseason run.

Jackson, who had 12 goals and 10 assists as a junior, added 10 goals and five assists during her senior campaign. A midfielder and forward at Monroe, Jackson was named to the MVSSCA all-area Division II south third team after both her junior and senior seasons.

Stepaniak, Lentz and Brickley all will join the Surge from Lakota West High School.

Stepaniak led the Firebirds in scoring this past season, netting 12 goals and adding four assists, and was named to the all-conference first team and all-city first team. She scored seven goals and earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior.

Lentz, a defender for Lakota West, received second-team all-conference and second-team all-city recognition after her senior season.

Playing from a midfield or forward spot, Brickley scored three goals and added two assists this past season.


Surge come up short against Schoolcraft & Owens

In key regional road matches against Schoolcraft and Owens, the Lady Surge offense struggled as the team lost 2-0 to Schoolcraft and 1-0 to Owens.

Entering the weekend with a 2-0 mark in regional play, Cincinnati State suffered its first loss to Schoolcraft on Saturday. The Surge surrendered the only goal of the first half in the 40th minute when Schoolcraft's Taylor Breault set up Cienna Rael-Whitsitt for the score. The contest remained close until Schoolcraft delivered the final blow in the 82nd with an unassisted goal from Jessica Parry as Schoolcraft improved to 2-0 in regional play with an identical overall record.

In a rematch of last year's Region XII Final, Owens once again came out on top on Sunday by a narrow margin thanks to Jordyn Wright's goal in the 31st minute. Owens, ranked No. 14 in the NJCAA national poll, improved to 3-2-1 overall with a 3-1 record in the region.

The Surge, who have yet to win on the road this season, fell to 2-4 overall and are 2-2 in the region.

Cincinnati State hosts Delta College on Saturday at 3 pm. Delta enters the contest at the top of the regional standings with a perfect 3-0 record. Saturday's game will be held at Xavier University.



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Four players score as Surge climb back to .500

Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati State had four different players find the back of the net in Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Lake Michigan College.


Coming off a 3-2 win on Saturday over Muskegon, the Surge were poised to get back to .500 in another Region XII matchup. Cincinnati State’s Jessica Wolski opened the scoring in the 28th scoring from 15 yards out. Forward Kelsey Black, a Monroe High School graduate, broke away from the defense and scored in the 35th to give the Surge a 2-0 lead.


Elise Ketalaar scored Lake Michigan’s only goal in the 55th on a cross from Skylar Cooper. Cincinnati State built on their lead in the 68th when Hayden Bentley took a pass from Deandre Criddell and chipped the ball passed the Lake Michigan keeper. Criddell, who assisted on the first three goals, finished the Surge scoring in the 72nd to further solidify the outcome of the contest.


Cincinnati State goalkeeper Tressie Lewis stopped 5 of the 6 shots she faced en route to the victory.


With the win, Cincinnati State improved to 2-0 in regional play and climbed back to 2-2 overall.


The team travels to Livonia, MI next Saturday to face Schoolcraft College. In their last meeting, the Surge upset the top seeded Ocelots in the semifinals of the Region XII Tournament.



deandre.criddellSophomore Deandre Criddell picked up a goal and 3 assists in Cincinnati State’s 4-1 victory over Lake Michigan.

Hayden Bentley scores game winner as Surge earn first win of 2014


Cincinnati, OH--The Cincinnati State women’s soccer team won their first game of the season with a 3-2 win over Muskegon on Saturday thanks to offensive contributions from sophomores Danielle Galbraith & Hayden Bentley.


Galbraith opened the scoring in the first minute and put pressure on the Muskegon defense, causing an own goal in the 75th minute to tie the game 2-2. Bentley scored the game winning goal with six minutes remaining in regulation off a pass from Deandre Criddell.


“Really exciting to get a win in that fashion,” said Head Coach Will Cagle. “Obviously starting off 0-2 is not something we wanted. Opening up region play today, we really needed this game. It was nice because we had a couple people step up in different positions. We started to identify who we are and how we can play as a team.”


Losing two key players before the season began, including goalkeeper Kelsie Lee, the Lady Surge had to move players around to make up for the deficit. Team captain Tressie Lewis, normally a field player, made the switch to goalkeeper a week prior to the season. After a tough start to her career as keeper in last weekend’s losses to St. Charles and Southwestern Illinois, Lewis stepped up to make key saves down the stretch to earn her first win in between the pipes.


“She’s our goalie. She’s it,” said Cagle.


The first half scoring quickly began with Galbraith’s goal, but Muskegon gained control and placed pressure on Lewis to defend the goal. They scored twice to take a 2-1 lead into the half.


“We’re thrilled to have her [Lewis] sacrifice playing her natural position for the good of the team I told the kids at half that they owe it to her to step up and not allow them to get shots off and everyone did a great job with that,” said Cagle.


Forward Amber Boehm answered the challenge by coach Cagle and played outstanding defense keeping the ball away from the goal and Lewis.


“For forty five minutes we played hard and now we’ve got to turn it around and get a full ninety minutes,” said Cagle. “I think the team has found out what we’re capable of and what we need to do to be successful. Hopefully we just carry that over. Lake Michigan should be a good challenge for us and it’s a region game that we need to win.”


The Lady Surge take on Lake Michigan on Sunday at 3pm. Their game will immediately follow the men’s game. Both games will be held at Walnut Hills High School.


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Lady Surge aim for regional title in 2014


The Cincinnati State women's soccer team returns 11 players for the 2014 season, and head coach Will Cagle says that experience and the quality of talent offers hope for an even better season than the last.

“We took tremendous strides last year,” Cagle said. “I fully expect last year’s freshmen class to continue to progress as we aim towards winning our region this season.”

Cagle’s team went 11-7 last season, their best record since 2010, and against early expectations they advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII tournament. The Lady Surge won the first game of that tournament, upsetting top-seeded Schoolcraft College, but fell in the finals to Owens Community College.

Coach Cagle, who is entering his 19th season at Cincinnati state, said he is counting on his returning sophomores to fill the void left by last year's leading scorer Julie Martin and team captain Meghan Cook (who is now playing for the University of Pikeville).

Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee returns to the field this season and will play a major part in the team's success, Cagle said. As a freshman, Lee had six shutout games, earning her the "National Goalkeeper of the Week" award from the NJCAA. This marked the first time a Cincinnati State women's soccer player was honored with this award. Lee was also named to the NJCAA Region XII All-Region 1st Team.

Forward Brittani Abner, led all freshmen in goals last year with 13, made NJCAA Region XII 1st Team and will be returning this year, along with NJCAA Region XII 2nd Team honoree Jessica Wolski. Wolski, a midfielder, started every game her freshman season. She was also named to the All-OCCAC Academic team. Jodi Offutt, also an All-OCCAC Academic selection, will anchor down the Surge defense.

Danielle Galbraith, who was granted a third year of eligibility by the NJCAA, will be the team captain this season. Galbraith tore her ACL four games into the 2013 season. Galbraith, who has seen the team go from a 4-12 record in 2012 to last year's drastic improvement, will provide much needed mentoring to the incoming freshmen. 

Kelsey Black, an incoming freshman from Monroe High School, was a 3rd Team All-State selection and was on the radar of NCAA Div. I institutions before she suffered a knee injury during her senior season. Back to full health, Black will use Cincinnati State as a stepping stone to regain her form. She is expected to start at forward to help replace the scoring void left by Martin. 

Other incoming freshmen include Emily Worley (Norwood HS), April Ziegler (Harrison HS), Kelsey Heitfeld (Monroe HS), Lindsey Harman (Finneytown HS), Molly Doyle (Oak Hills) and Sezcezney Lytle (Fenwick HS).

The Surge open the season on August 30th on the road against St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO.



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Kelsey Black to play soccer at Cincinnati State

After a successful high school career at Monroe, Kelsey Black has signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Cincinnati State next season.

As an attacking player for Monroe, Black earned multiple honors as a 4-year varsity player. In her freshman season, she was named “Newcomer of the Year” and a 2nd Team All-Miami Valley Selection. After missing her sophomore season due to injury, Black had a bounce back junior season. She was a Div. II 2nd Team All-State selection and named to the 1st Team All-Miami Valley, 1st Team All-Area South & 1st Team All-Southwestern Buckeye League selection. Last season, Black earned Monroe’s “Golden Boot Award” scoring 19 goals and 3 assists while leading the team to a 14-2-2 overall record. At the conclusion of the season, Black was again named to the 1st Team All-Miami Valley, 1st Team All-Area South & 1st Team Southwestern Buckeye League.

“Kelsey had tremendous success on the high school level,” Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle says. “We all believe she can be a prolific goal scorer for us next season.”

Black will join a Cincinnati State attack which includes returning sophomores Brittani Abner and Jami Pfeifer., who combined for 17 goals, 9 assists and 43 points in last season’s run to the regional final.

Meghan Cook moves on to Pikeville

Cincinnati State sophomore Meghan Cook has signed a letter of intent to continue her college pursuits at the University of Pikeville.


Meghan, who has a 3.3+ gpa, completed her degree requirements at Cincinnati State last semester and has begun taking classes at Pikeville this week.


This past season, Cook led the Surge to an 11-7 record and a first round upset of top seeded Schoolcraft College in the NJCAA Region XII Semifinal. The Lady Surge finished as the Regional Runner- Up to Owens Community College.


Serving as team captain and starting defender, Cook helped the Surge defensive unit to 7 shutout performances and a 1.43 goals against average.


The University of Pikeville is an NAIA institution which competes in the Mid-South Conference. The Lady Bears finished 7-8-1 last season.







Surge add first member to 2014 recruiting class

Kelsey Heitfeld has committed to play for Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle and the Lady Surge soccer team, becoming the first member of the 2014 recruiting class.

A defender from Monroe High School, Heitfeld helped lead the Lady Hornets to a 14-2-4 record and a Southwest Buckeye League title last season. She was part of a defensive unit which posted 8 shutout victories. At the conclusion of the season, Heifeld was selected to the SWBL 1st Team.

After graduating from Monroe, Kelsey plans to enroll in the nursing program at Cincinnati State.


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Julie Martin selected as NJCAA All-American

Cincinnati State sophomore Julie Martin has been selected as a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American in women’s soccer after putting together one of the best statistical seasons by an individual player in the school's history.

Martin, a forward from Oak Hills High School, recorded 16 goals, 4 assists and 36 points in 2013, tying a school scoring record set by Rana Hoffbauer in 2002. Throughout the season, Martin recorded 6 multi-goal games.

She led the Surge to an 11-7 record in 2013, including an upset victory over No. 1 seed Schoolcraft College and an appearance in the NJCAA Region XII Final.

Martin is the first Cincinnati State women's soccer player to be named an All-American since Amanda Seaburn was selected for the award in 2010.

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Julie Martin has been selected as an NJCAA All-American

Lady Surge finish 2013 season as Region XII Runner Up

Perrysburg, OH - The Cincinnati State women's soccer team upset top seeded Schoolcraft College 2-1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII semifinals on Saturday, but fell 2-0 in Sunday’s final against tournament host Owens Community College to finish as Region XII Runner Up.

Saturday’s game marked the first time the Cincinnati State women’s team has defeated Schoolcraft in postseason competition. The Surge took a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals coming from freshman Jami Pfeifer in the 20th minute and Brittani Abner in the 41st. Despite being out-shot 16-10, Cincinnati State goalkeeper Kelsie Lee helped preserve the Surge lead, stopping 15 shots. Schoolcraft's lone goal came in the 73rd from forward Alexis Walker, but it would not be enough as Cincinnati State advanced to the regional finals.

"We won a hard fought game against one of the great programs in junior college soccer. We were finally able to find a way to come out on top against a great team on a big stage," Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle said.

Owens Community College, which beat Cincinnati State twice this season, advanced to the regional final with a 2-0 win over Delta College and did the same Sunday against the Surge. Owens advances to the NJCAA National Tournament in Melbourne, FL.

Cincinnati State freshmen Amber Boehm, DeAndre Criddel and Jodi Offutt were selected to the All-Tournament team. On Monday, the region named Julie Martin, Kelsie Lee and Brittani Abner to the All-Region XII 1st Team. Martin was the second leading vote getter. Teammates Jessica Wolski and Jodi Offutt were selected to the All-Region XII 2nd Team.

“I am very proud of this group of ladies. It is hard to think that our season is over. It truly has been a privilege to coach this team,” Cagle said. “Looking towards next season, we have a core group of players coming back who can once again content for a regional title.”

Cincinnati State will lose 5 departing sophomore including leading scorer Julie Martin and team captain Meghan Cook. Criddel, Abner, Pfeifer, Wolski, Offutt, Lee and others will be expected to continue to make strides on the field and in new leadership positions.

“I am truly going to miss our sophomores. As a junior college program, we only get a short time with each player before they move on,” Cagle said. “We have high expectations for our returning players for next season before they too will move on from the program. It is an exciting time for soccer at Cincinnati State.”

Finishing the season with 11 wins, the 2013 season marked the best finish since 2010.





Surge finish regular season with 9-0 win over Ohio Midwestern

Cincinnati, OH – In the final match of the regular season, Cincinnati State cruised to a 9-0 victory over Ohio-Midwestern College on Sunday.


Cincinnati State, which claimed its largest margin of victory of the season, were led by forwards Julie Martin and Brittani Abner. Each player recorded collegiate career highs for goals scored in a game with 4 each. Martin scored in the 2nd, 21st, 48th and 77th minutes. Abner recorded goals in the 6th, 42nd, 47th and 87th minutes of the game. Freshman Jessica Wolski also scored, converting a 25 yard strike in the 85th minute.


Abner, a freshman from Oak Hills, finished second on the team in goals (12) and first in assists (7). Julie Martin led the team in goals for the second straight season (16) and points (35).


As a team, Cincinnati State outshot Ohio-Midwestern 24-2. Kelsie Lee and the Surge defensive unit claimed their 7th shutout of the season.


With Sunday's win, Cincinnati State finished the season with a 10-6 overall record. The Surge's 10-6 mark is the best since the 2010 season.


Cincinnati State begins postseason play against Schoolcraft College in the NJCAA Region XII tournament on Saturday. The regional semifinals and finals are hosted by Owens Community College in Toledo, OH


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Martin scores twice as Surge win third straight

Cincinnati, OH – On a wet and soggy Sunday evening, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team claimed its third straight victory with a 4-0 win over Lake Michigan College.


Freshman Brittani Abner opened the Surge scoring in the 3rd minute, converting off of a set up from teammate Julie Martin. Abner would return the favor in the 27th minute setting up Martin for a goal to give the Surge a 2-0 lead. Martin, who leads the team in points (22) and goals (10), scored her second goal of the game in the 36th from 30 yards out. Freshman Hayden Bentley scored her first goal of the season in the 72nd as the Surge improved to a 7-4 overall record.


Seeing relatively limited action, Cincinnati State keeper Kelsie Lee was called upon to make just two saves en route to her fourth shutout performance of the season. Lee and the Surge defensive unit have not given up a goal in the last three contests.


The Surge, which are currently battling for the fourth and final spot in the regional post-season tournament, will travel to play Schoolcraft College next Sunday at 3 pm. Earlier this season, Schoolcraft beat the Lady Surge in overtime.


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Sophomore Julie Martin scored twice to lead Surge past Lake Michigan. Martin leads the team in scoring with 10 goals this season.

Surge climb back over .500 with win over Kellogg

Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati State women's soccer improved to 1-game over .500 with a 3-0 win over Kellogg Community College on Sunday.


Cincinnati State, which successfully bounced back after losing 1-0 to Delta College on Saturday, scored all three of goals in the first half. Julie Martin scored her team leading 6th goal of the season in the 20th minute after taking a pass from midfielder Ashleigh Merk and finding the back of the net. Freshman Jessica Wolski, a graduate of Bishop Fenwick, scored the first of her two goals in the 22nd off of a set piece strike from 20 yards out. Wolski's second goal came in the 43rd on a direct kick.


Kelsie Lee and the Surge defense earned their third shutout of the season while holding the Bruins to just two shot attempts on net.


The Lady Surge, which improved to 5-4 on the season, take on Muskegon Community College next Saturday at 3 pm. The game will begin at 3 pm.


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Freshman Jessica Wolski scored two goals on Sunday as the Lady Surge improved to 5-4 overall


Lady Surge end 3-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Lake Michigan

Benton Harbor, MI - The Cincinnati State women's soccer team defeated Lake Michigan College 2-1 on Sunday.

Cincinnati State faced an early deficit when Lake Michigan's Kayla Mahler scored in the 6th minute. Freshman Jami Pfeifer evened the score at 1-1 in the 25th after taking a through ball from Brittani Abner.

The Surge generated multiple scoring chances throughout the second half but did not capitalize until the 83rd minute when Abner took a pass from Deandre Criddell and beat the Lake Michigan College keeper with a shot that deflected off the far post and went in.

Cincinnati State keeper Kelsie Lee came up with a big save, denying a Lake Michigan scoring attempt from 20 yards with a diving save.

"It has been a long week, 4 games in 7 days. With the injuries we have had it has been a tough run," Head Coach Wil Cagle said. "It was good to end with a victory and it will be good to get some rest."

Cincinnati State opened its season with 3 straight wins, followed by 3 straight losses. With Sunday’s win, the Lady Surge improve to 4-3 overall with a 3-3 record in Region XII competition. Lake Michigan fell to 1-4-1, and is 1-2-1 in the region.

Cincinnati State next plays on Saturday when it travels to play Delta College at 4 p.m.


Brittani Abner breaks past a defender in this weekend's action. Abner scored a goal to go along with an assist in Sunday's win over Lake Michigan.




Surge fall in double overtime to Schoolcraft

Cincinnati, OH – In a game featuring two undefeated teams, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime to Schoolcraft College on Sunday afternoon.

After a scoreless first half, Cincinnati State, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the NJCAA national poll, opened the scoring in the 54th minute when sophomore Julie Martin scored her team leading 5th goal of the season on a converted penalty kick. 12 minutes later, Schoolcraft would tie the game when forward Remy Huttekier tapped in a loose ball after a Schoolcraft corner kick.

With forwards Brittani Abner and Martin limited due lower body injuries, Cincinnati State goalkeeper Kelsie Lee kept the Schoolcraft scorers at bay with 7 second half saves, including a save on a 10 yard strike from Schoolcraft's Jessica Perry in the 85th minute.

With the Surge unable to generate a shot in the overtime periods, Lee saved the first three shots she faced in extra time. Unfortunately for the Surge, Schoolcraft's fourth and final shot from Kelly Mckay found its way past Lee with 44 seconds remaining in double overtime as the No. 14 ranked Ocelots handed the Surge their first loss of the season.

With the win, Schoolcraft improved to 5-0 overall. The Surge, which are now 3-1, will travel to Toledo, OH to play Owens Community College on Wednesday.

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Martin scores game winner as Surge improve to 3-0

Jackson, MI – In the final game of Cincinnati State's weekend road trip, the Surge were victorious over Jackson College 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.


Jami Pfeifer opened the scoring for Cincinnati State with her first goal of the season in the 27th minute, taking advantage of a miss played ball by Jackson and scoring on a placement shot inside the far post.


Jackson's K'sha Conquest would tie the game 1-1 with a goal at the 54th, breaking Kelsie Lee's 234 minute shutout streak. Cincinnati State's Julie Martin, who scored two goals in Saturday's victory over Kellogg, reclaimed the lead for the Surge in the 62nd with a 20 yard strike while fending off two Jackson defenders. Conquest provided the equalizer again in the 72nd, knotting the score at 2-2. Not to be outdone, Martin would score the games fifth and final goal in the 80th minute with a 30 yard strike off a pass from Brittani Abner.


"Another incredible game for Julie. There were times in the game when she just refused to be denied. Both of her goals were rocketed on target," Head Coach Wil Cagle said.


With the win, the Surge improve to 3-0 on the season with a 2-0 record in Region XII competition. Jackson, which suffered its first loss of the season, fell to 2-1.


The Surge will play their first home game next Sunday against Schoolcraft at 2 pm. The game will be held at the Xavier University Soccer Complex.




Martin nets two in win over Kellogg

Kellogg, MI – Seeing its first action since August 24th seasoning opening win over St. Catharine, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team picked up where it left off with a 4-0 win over Kellogg Community College on Saturday afternoon.


Freshmen Bittani Abner, Amber Boehm and sophomore Julie Martin, three graduates of Oak Hills High School, led the Surge offense. Abner netted her third goal of the season to open the scoring at the 9 minute mark. Sophomore Julie Martin, who was one of just 3 field players to play all 90 minutes, scored goals in the 33rd and 76th minute. Boehm scored her first goal of the season in the 89th.


Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee, who made a big save early in the game off a Kellogg break away, and the Surge defensive unit earned their second shutout of the season, holding the Kellogg Bruins to just four shots on net.


"We were able to generate a lot of chances offensively," Head Coach Wil Cagle said. "I thought Martin had one of her best games for us. Kelsie stepped up and made a big save early which helped set the tone for the game."


With the win, the Surge improve to 2-0 on the season with a 1-0 record in Region XII competition. The 2-0 start is the first time the program has done so since 2011. Suffering its fourth loss of the season, Kellogg fell to 1-4.


The Surge will conclude their weekend road trip on Sunday against Jackson Community College.



Lady Surge score five in second half to top St. Catharine

St. Catharine, KY – The Cincinnati State women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season with a 5-0 road win over St. Catharine College on Saturday night.


After a scoreless first half, the Lady Surge attack put up five goals in the final 30 minutes. Freshman Brittani Abner tallied the first two Surge goals in the 60th and 68th minute of assists from Danielle Galbraith and Julie Martin. Freshman Deandre Criddell scored an unassisted goal in the 70th. Galbraith scored a goal of her own in the 77th minute and Jacqueline Cain scored the fifth and final goal of the night in the 83rd.


Goalkeeper Kelsie Lee turned away all 4 shots she faced as the defensive unit preserved the shutout.


“We started off the season right,” Head Coach Wil Cagle said. “We suffered a few bumps and bruises in tonight’s game but hopefully we can benefit from a break until our next game on September 7th.”


The team will travel to play regional foe Kellogg Community College on Sept 7 at 1 pm.



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Wil Cagle takes another step in the ranks of coaching

AUG.13, 2011 - Wil Cagle, the longest tenured coach on the Cincinnati State staff, has climbed another hurdle in the coaching ranks earning his Class B U.S. National Coaching License. The National “B” License certifies one in concepts that are targeted toward coaching players age 16 to college level. The National “B” License focuses on recognizing the principles of the game and its technical applications in 9v9 game situations. After earning the license, coaches can better teach and implement these principles through functional training sessions leading up to the 9v9 game. Coaches get a better understanding of the responsibilities of coaching at advanced levels and further prepare those coaches who wish to pursue the National “A” License. Cagle, who has also earned his goalkeeping license, aims towards earning his Class A license next summer.

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