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Exciting Win Over Webster! (11/3)

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011

After a hard-fought battle last night at Soccer Park in St. Louis, the Greenville College Women’s Soccer team came away with a big win over Webster! This game was the first round of the SLIAC conference tournament, and we knew that a win was necessary in order to keep playing this season. After fighting for 90 minutes, we guaranteed ourselves a spot in the Conference Tournament Championship game, and some more time to keep playing this season.

The team gathers to talk during a pause in the action

The first half passed without a score on either side, and so we knew we had to make something happen in the second half. The girls came out fired up to start the second half, and worked hard to take advantage of the wind now being at our backs. Despite the cold rainy weather, Greenville finally put in a goal partway through the second half. Natalie Henneberry scored to make it 1-0. Webster countered and quickly brought the score to 1-1. With about 15 minutes left, Greenville was once again able to take the lead with a score from a corner kick by Jackie Sievert. We were able to hold onto the lead for the remainder of the half to bring home the victory!

Rachel Irwin in the fight against Webster

Rachel B throwing the ball in

Kayla Panzau fighting for control of the ball

Mo Murphy gets in the battle!

It was an exciting upset as Greenville was in the 3rd seed and Webster held the higher place in the Conference tournament. We now move on to play Principia in the Championship game tomorrow at 6pm at Principia. The outcome of that game will determine if we will go on to play in the NCAA tournament or the NCCAA tournament. All the girls on the team are extremely excited to take on Principia again after our close game against them in regular season. We’re also glad for the opportunity to keep playing, because none of us were ready for season to be over. Tomorrow’s game will be another hard-fought battle, but we will come out ready to fight for the Conference Championship title! Come on out tomorrow at 6pm at Principia to watch support the Panthers! Also check out our facebook page for periodic updates.

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