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2019 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Day One Recap

[Final Site Schedule] [Bracket] Orange Beach, Ala. - Four teams punched their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the 2019 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, presented by The Wharf, on Monday. Three of the four teams that advanced on Monday were the lower seeds in their match as William Carey (Miss.) was the lone top seed to secure its spot.

EOU vs. CMU

  • Central Methodist led 4-2 in shots on goal after the first half. The Eagles ended with a 9-8 advantage in shots on goal.
  • Anika Kallash posted the first goal of the final site to put the Eagles up 1-0 in the 54th minute of the game. The tally was Kallash’s team-leading 34th of the season.
  • Less than two minutes later, Erika Skindlov netted the equalizer for Eastern Oregon to tie the match at 1-1.

EOU vs. CMU

  • The first match of the final site went to overtime as the second half ended with a pair of corner kicks from Central Methodist.
  • After two periods of overtime, the match went to penalty kicks as Eastern Oregon came away with the win on a shot from Josee Bassett.
  • Savannah Hutchinson made one save on the first shot in the PK frame.

MU vs. MMC

  • Marian got things started in the 15th minute as Mackenzie Hall scored on a free kick to make it 1-0. It was Hall’s fourth goal of the season.
  • Marian extended its lead to 2-0 in the 42nd minute. Erin Oleksak tallied her 17th goal of the season to make it 2-0. The freshman finished with two, including one with two seconds remaining to put a cap on the victory.
  • Six goals were scored in the final 15 minutes of the match.
  • Chloe Ulmer recorded the third goal of the game for the Knights in the xxth minute. It was her 16th goal of the season to make it 3-0.

MU vs. MMC

  • Martin Methodist’s Yuki Watari got the RedHawks on the board with her 18th goal of the season to cut the deficit to 3-1. She later scored in the 85th minute to record her 19th of the year.
  • Allyson McAtamey of Marian provided a late Marian goal, which became more important as the game came to an end, to make it 4-1.
  • Suzuho Yamasaki posted a late goal to pull the RedHawks to within one. It was Yamasaki’s seventh goal of the year.

IWU vs. LWC

  • The game was evenly played by both squads through one half of soccer. Both Lindsey Wilson and Indiana Wesleyan recorded two shots in the opening 45 minutes.
  • Emily Carter broke the game open in the 63rd minute and provided the game-winner. In just her fifth shot, second on goal this season, Carter netted her second goal of 2019.

IWU vs. LWC

  • Sam Castaneda saved the game for the Wildcats with 18:23 remaining in the contest, as the freshman made, perhaps, the biggest save of the season on the doorstep of the goal line.
  • Indiana Wesleyan recorded its 14th shutout of the season.
  • The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Blue Raiders.
  • Lindsey Wilson outshot Indiana Wesleyan 14-12 in the game.

WCU vs. UM

  • Camila Pescatore opened-up the scoring in the first half for William Carey. The sophomore posted her second goal of the season to give her team a 1-0 lead.
  • Gabby Vincent netted perhaps the most impressive goal of the day on a shot from about 25 yards out in the 35th minute to give her team a 2-0 lead.
  • Rebeca Delgado provided the third goal for the Crusaders less than four minutes later on an assist from Ana Paula Santos.

WCU vs. UM

  • Adrijane Felix capped the scoring in the opening half with a goal in the 41st minute on an assist from Valeria Miranda.
  • The Crusaders outshot the Rams 16-3 in the first half.
  • Silvia Leonessi recorded her sixth goal of 2019 with just over 36 minutes remaining to give William Carey a 5-0 lead.
  • Itzayanna Gracia put the sixth goal home, the second of the final 45 minutes.
  • The first seven goals were scored by seven different players.
  • Monday’s game was the first this season that William Carey scored six or more goals against an opponent.
  • Tori Clement recorded Mobile’s only goal of the night in the 75th minute. It was her sixth goal of the season.

Day Two Schedule

Tuesday, December 3

  • 11:00 a.m. - No. 2 Keiser (Fla.) vs. Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
  • 1:30 p.m. - No. 7 Westmont (Calif.) vs. No. 10 Science & Arts (Okla.)
  • 4:00 p.m. - No. 3 Northwestern Ohio vs. Grace (Ind.)
  • 6:30 p.m. - No 6 Southeastern (Fla.) vs. No. 11 Vanguard (Calif.)

*All times listed in Central time

Championship

The 2019 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Final Site, presented by The Wharf, is held at the Orange Beach Sportsplex from December 2-7, 2019. All live streams are carried exclusively through the NAIA Network at www.naianetwork.com. Fans can purchase a single game pass for $9.95 or purchase an all-championship pass, good for all 15 games of the 2019 event, for $29.95.

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