Time Has Come In Tampa
Dec. 4, 2008
Courtesy of Seattle Pacific Athletics
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Janae Godoy punched Seattle Pacific’s ticket to the Final Four with a 55th-minute goal Saturday in a 1-0 victory over host Truman State during the quarterfinal round of NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament at Truman Soccer Park.
The fourth-ranked Falcons (20-1-2) will make their third Final Four appearance in the last four years. SPU has a semifinal meeting with No. 7 Metro State.
The national semifinals are scheduled for Dec. 5 at Pepin Stadium in Tampa, Fla., where the championship game will be played on Dec. 7.
The Falcons advanced to the 2005 NCAA championship game and lost last season in the national semifinals.
Godoy (Yakima, Wash./West Valley) continued a recent hot streak, having registered the game-winning goal in four of the last five games. The junior midfielder scored the decisive tally in the Falcons first tournament victory, a 3-1 decision against UC San Diego on Nov. 15 in Seattle. She has a goal or assist in seven of the last nine outings.
One of the few games Godoy did not factor into the scoring was Thursday’s 1-0 double-overtime victory over No. 12 Western Washington. SPU got a golden goal from Meredith Teague to win the West Region title and set up the successful showdown with South Central champion Truman.
SPU’s sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Dickinson posted her second straight playoff shutout.
Metro State Moves On After Downing Wis.-Parkside
Nov. 24, 2008
Allendale, Mich. - Becca Mays scored her third postseason goal to lead the No. 7 Metro State Roadrunners (20-1-3) to a 1-0 victory over No. 8 Wisconsin-Parkside, Sunday afternoon in the NCAA quarterfinals in Allendale, Mich.
The game was a defensive battle as the two teams combined for just 10 shots on goal. Metro State scored in the 33rd minute when Jaimie Stephenson played the ball through to Mays at top of box, whose shot to right post scored. The 'Runners defense held on to record its 16th shutout of the season.
The 'Runners will now advance to the NCAA Semifinals/Finals to be held Dec. 4 and 6th in Tampa, Fla. MSCD will take on No. 4 Seattle Pacific, on Dec. 4th at either 4 or 7 p.m. EST. Metro State won national championships in 2004 and 2006.
Saint Rose Clips Mercyhurst, 3-2
Courtesy of Mercyhurst Athletics
West Chester, Pa. – The No. 17 Mercyhurst women’s soccer team fought through 90 minutes of tough playoff soccer, and came up just short, dropping a 3-2 decision to No. 21 Saint Rose in the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship Quarterfinal Sunday at West Chester.
No. 2 West Florida Keeps On Moving, Blanks Columbus State
Courtesy of West Florida Athletics
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The No. 2 ranked University of West Florida women’s soccer team took down No. 3 Columbus State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Quarterfinal round at the UWF Soccer Complex. The hard fought battle by the Argonauts gave them their first ever birth into the Final Four in program history.
Dernelle Mascall netted the only goal in the match coming in the fifth minute. Jodi Galucci sent a corner kick into the box for Mascall who headed the ball into an open net giving the Argos the 1-0 lead.
Defense was the name of the game today as both teams were evenly matched across the board. UWF managed to fire off 11 shots to the Cougar’s six. Columbus St. held the advantage in corner kicks, leading the count 6-5.
This is the second time this season that the Argonauts have beat the Cougars when they have been ranked inside the top five. The first win came a little over a month ago when the No. 5 ranked Cougars came into town and were handed a 5-0 shutout loss by the Argos.
The Final Four matches will take place Friday, December 5th and 7th at Pepin Stadium on the campus of the University of Tampa.
For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.