Kelter scores, keeps Wisconsin rolling (Soccer)

September 8, 2011
Alev Kelter

One week she’s training with the national women’s hockey team, the next week she’s scoring goals for the University of Wisconsin soccer team.

So is the life of Eagle River’s Alev Kelter.

Kelter today found the net for the first time this season – and the sixth time in her college career – to help Wisconsin beat Northern Illinois 2-0.

The junior midfielder pounded on a loose ball in front of the net in the 31st minute to get the Badgers on the board. She had entered the game just 10 minutes earlier.

“The role she’s been playing in coming off the bench and adding that spark has really made a difference,” Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins said told the school’s website. “Getting her back into the system has been important, and by her scoring now, it can open up (others) to get an ever bigger group of attackers.”

Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, as already fired 10 shots in five games this season. She missed the first game for Wisconsin (5-1) because she was training at the USA Hockey National Festival in Blaine, Minn.