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Corban women's soccer to battle for third place Saturday

Friday, December 3, 2010

 

Corban’s women Warriors fought two tough battles this week in Kissimmee, Fla., but lost their fight for the National Christian College Athletic Association title.

After a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Spring Arbor University, the women’s soccer team will play Trinity Christian College for a chance at third place on Dec. 4.

On Dec. 1, Corban trounced Mt. Vernon Nazarene with a 4-3 victory in overtime. The team fell to Spring Arbor on Dec. 3.

The Mt. Vernon matchup was controlled by the Warriors with a 28-6 advantage in shots with a 10-3 edge in corner kicks. Mt. Vernon scored the first goal 29 seconds into the matchup. Corban sophomore Emily Tsugawa scored a matching goal to tie.

 Mt Vernon answered with yet another goal before the game’s second half. Tsugawa scored her second goal following an assist from freshman Audrey Correa to tie the game. Five minutes later Corban senior Katie Hanson scored the Warriors third goal to take the lead.

Mt. Vernon fired back with a penalty kick into the lower right net tying the score at 3-3. The game continued into overtime until Corban Freshman Audrey Sullivan scored the game willing goal 11.9 seconds before the end of overtime.

The loss to Spring Arbor didn’t come without a struggle. Corban freshman Alexis Beattie made three saves in goal. However, it wasn’t enough to keep Spring Arbor’s Kristin Abbott from scoring three goals for her team.

The Warriors will take the field at 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.