Puget Sound 3, Messiah 0



Greensboro, N.C. -- Bridget Stolee scored two goals and helped the University of Puget Sound (22-1) to a 3-0 win over Messiah College (20-1-2) in an NCAA Division III semifinal match at Macpherson Stadium on Friday.

The Loggers advance to play Wheaton (Ill.) in the championship match on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Stolee scored her first goal just 41 seconds into the match. Katie Wullbrandt earned the assist on the scoring play.

The Loggers made the score 2-0 in the 26th minute. Adrienne Folsom tallied off an assist from Cortney Kjar earned the assist. Stolee scored her second goal in the 31st minute on an assist form Elizabeth Pitman.

UPS out shot the Falcons 13-9. Logger goalkeeper Erin Williams grabbed eight saves and earned her 20th shutout of the year. Falcon keeper Cassie Grose stopped one shot.

Quotes from Messiah:

Scott Frey: "We played well but Puget Sound really took it to us and capitalized on their opportunities that they got."

Megan Strausbaugh: "We worked really hard all season to get here and we are blessed to make it this far and hopefully we can make it here again next year.

Hannah Levesque: We gave it our best shot and we did our best. We could not ask for more even if the outcome was not in our favor."

Quotes from Puget Sound:

Randy Hanson (Coach)- "We played a real good game the biggest challenge for us was to get the ball back from Messiah when they had the ball. By far Wheaton will be the toughest team that we have faced all season."

Bridget Stolee - "It is a real amazing experience to be here and I am glad that we can move on to the championship game tomorrow."

Erin Williams - "Our defense was really solid all day and that is what kept us in the game and it is just a real honor to be here today."

Puget Sound (22-1) vs. Messiah College (20-1-2) 
Date: Nov 26, 2004  Attendance: 325 
Weather: Cool, sunny 

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot 
 Puget Sound.......... 3  0 -  3 
 Messiah College...... 0  0 -  0 

  1.   0:41 UPS Stolee, Bridget (Wullbrandt, Katie) 
  2.  25:54 UPS Folsom, Adrienne (Kjar, Cortney) 
  3.  30:46 UPS Stolee, Bridget (Pitman, Elizabeth) - 
                Scored off of a corner kick. 

Shots: Puget Sound 9, Messiah College 13 
Corners: Puget Sound 5, Messiah College 4 
Saves: Puget Sound 8 (Williams, Erin 8), Messiah College 2 (Grose, 
Cassie 1; TEAM 1) 

-- Courtesy Greensboro College