This is a news release from William Carey athletics
Hattiesburg, Miss.- No.2 William Carey University advanced to the second round of the national tournament with a decisive 1-0 win over Our Lady of the Lake in opening round action of the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship.
WCU outshot the Saints 23 to 3 however OLLU keeper Gabriela Lopez recorded 12 saves to keep the visitors within striking distance.
In the first half the Carey defense limited the visitors to just one shot on goal however Lopez recorded six saves to keep the Saints in the game. The Crusaders best shot to score came in the 11th minute as Claudia Saucedo (SR/Miami, Fla.) and Casey Miniard (SR/Cincinatti, Ohio) had back- to-back point blank shots but Lopez denied both shots to send the game into the half scoreless.
In the second half Carey continued the attack and in the 55th minute their hard work paid off as Saucedo knocked in a pass from Blair Guice (SR/Biloxi, Miss.) to put WCU up 1-0. The Saints answered two minutes later with their best scoring opportunity but Linfah Jones (JR/Guayaguayare, Trinidad & Tobag) made a sensational diving save to deny OLLU.
With the win WCU advances second round of the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopedic Group, P.C., at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala. WCU will take on Northwood (Fla.) on Tuesday December 2nd at 11:00 am.