Nov. 12, 2010

Courtesy of Quincy Athletics

Allendale, Mich -
For the third consecutive year the Quincy University women's soccer team has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. The Lady Hawks topped Tiffin University in the first round of this year's tournament 1-0 on Friday in Allendale, Michigan.

The Lady Hawks, seed #5 in the Midwest Region, squared off against #4 seed Tiffin in the first-round for the second time in three years. Quincy quickly took control of the game, getting off the first five shots of the contest. The Lady Hawks best chance of the half came mid-way through when Megan Wingenbach hit the crossbar with a shot.

The second-half calmed down a little with the first shot of the half not coming until the 57-minute mark when Becky Fleming was stopped by the Dragons keeper. The Lady Hawks turned up the pressure late, drawing three corner kicks in a five-minute span. The result of the Lady Hawk pressure finally paid off in the 75-minute when Fleming took the ball across the middle of the field and let one go from 20-yards out, beating the Tiffin keeper for her 10th goal of the season.

Quincy keeper Jodi Chapie was solid in net once again and stopped all chances Tiffin sent her way finishing with three saves in recording the shutout. The shutout is Quincy's 14th of the season, setting a new single season school record. Quincy out shot Tiffin 11-5 in the game and held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Lady Hawks will advance to face host school and #1 seed and #10 nationally ranked Grand Valley State University in the second round of the tournament. Grand Valley is currently 17-1-2 overall this season.