With her hair pulled into a ponytail and No. 11 stenciled across her green road jersey, Tori Albrecht ran onto the soccer field with her Wisconsin Lutheran College teammates at St. Norbert College. The sun set on a picturesque early fall evening as the teams took their positions for kickoff on the DePere campus.

St. Norbert jumped out to an early lead over the Warriors and was attacking again toward the end of the first half. As the 5-foot, 8-inch Albrecht retreated on defense, a St. Norbert player blasted a ball into the right side of her face from point-blank range. Spectators groaned.