Nov. 20, 2008

Courtesy of Seattle Pacific

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Senior Meredith Teague netted a golden goal with 4:26 remaining in the final overtime Thursday, sending the fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific women to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Western Washington at Truman Soccer Park.

The West Region champion Falcons are one win away from their third Final Four trip in the last four years. They will remain in Missouri to play Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time against the winner of today’s South Central region title game between Texas A&M-Commerce and Truman State.

Teague’s tally ended over 105 minutes of scoreless soccer between the Northwest rivals. She launched a 25-yard blast past Vikings goalkeeper Kylie Broadbent to end the game at 105:34.

That was the team-leading 14th goal of the season for Teague and the seventh time she registered the game-winning goal.

SPU advanced to the 2005 NCAA championship game and lost last season in the national semifinals.