October 29, 2006
Women's Soccer Loses SAC Tourney in PK Shootout to #7 C-N
HICKORY, NC – Carson-Newman, ranked seventh in NCAA II, claimed the title at 2006 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament, defeating Catawba in a penalty kick shootout on Sunday afternoon at Bears Field. The game is officially listed as a tie as the teams played to a 1-1 draw through overtime.
The Lady Eagles are now 16-1-1, while the Catawba Indians are 12-4-4 and will await word for a possible NCAA Tournament bid.Catawba scored just 58 seconds into the match when freshman Jenna Peeples (Longmont, CO) scored in the box on one touch off a cross from the right side by fellow freshman Tasha Wilhelm (Mount Savage, MD). The goal was Peeples’ first of her career. Carson-Newman tied it in the ninth minute after Megan Julian (Knoxville, TN) finished off a cross from Erica Stegner (Nicholasville, KY). However, neither team was able to score the rest of the way despite Carson-Newman’ s 17-7 advantage in shots. Catawba’s Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC) stopped five shots while Carson-Newman’s Nyssa Griffin (Adelaide, AUSTRLIA) made four saves. Carson-Newman won the shootout 4-2, although individual shootout results were not released. It was a hard fought match between two tired teams, stated Catawba Coach John Cullen. We battled all game and it's tough to lose on penalty kicks.
CATAWBA (12-4-4) 1 0 0 0 - 1 #7 CARSON-NEWMAN (16-1-1) 1 0 0 0 - 1
C - 0:58 – Jenna Peeples (1) (Tasha Wilhelm) CN - 8:30 – Megan Julian (4) (Erica Stegner) Shots at Goal: Carson-Newman 17, Catawba 7 Corner Kicks: Carson-Newman 6, Catawba 2 Goalkeeper Saves: Carson-Newman – Nyssa Griffin 4, Melissa Terrell (110’) 0 Catawba – Kathleen Blake 5 Offsides: Catawba 2, Carson-Newman 0 Fouls: Carson-Newman 11, Catawba 9 Cautions: C – Bollinger (64’), Peeples (78’) ATT: 150 ######
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