November 4, 2007
Women's Soccer Loses SAC Final in Penalty Kicks
ROCK HILL, SC -- Top-seeded Lincoln Memorial claimed the 2007 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament title, defeating third-seeded Catawba 4-3 in penalty kicks on Sunday afternoon at the Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex. The teams played to a scoreless draw through overtime. The Lady Railsplitters improve to 14-4-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 14-4-3.
Karina Campos scored the fourth and final penalty shot to give Lincoln Memorial its first league title in its first year of eligibility. The Lady Indians also lost in penalty kicks in last season’s tournament final. Catawba is 0-3 in matches decided in penalty kicks. The Lady Railsplitters held a whopping 29-7 edge in shots, including an 11-0 advantage in overtime, but Catawba keeper Kathleen Blake (Greensboro, NC/NW Guilford HS) turned back all 12 on goal to give the Lady Indians a chance.
Catawba went first in penalties. Both teams made their first attempt, but LMU keeper Denise de Resende saved the attempt by Alyssa Schoenberg (Woodbury, MN/Woodbury, HS). The Lady Railsplitters led 3-2, but Blake kept Catawba alive with a save off the shot of Hanna-Mari Toivonen. Carrie Wollaston (Landenberg, PA/Ursuline Academy) made her attempt to force a final kick, which Campos converted for the title.
“I’m proud of how far the team has come this season,” said Catawba coach John Cullen. “It’s a great group of young players that stuck together though adversity this year with injuries. We were a little shorthanded today and had another player go down late in the match. We battled and defended and played our hearts out. We’ve lost for the second year in a row in penalties and that's tough. We’ve done a lot right, after starting 2-2 we've only lost twice in our final 17 matches. Now we will sit tight on Monday and see if we are rewarded from the NCAA.”
PENALTY KICK RESULTS
LMU 4, CAT 3
CAT – Nikki Blackwelder, good
LMU – Heloisa de Oliveira, good
CAT – Alyssa Schoenberg, saved
LMU – Patty Spielman, good
CAT – Lauren Whiteley, good
LMU – Camilla Verissimo, good
CAT – Lainey Nichols, missed
LMU – Hanna-Mari Toivonen, saved
CAT – Carrie Wollaston, good
LMU - Karina Campos, good
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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