Messiah 2, University of Chicago 1 (OT)

Nov. 25, 2005

Greensboro, N.C. -- Calli Pitchel scored in the 98th minute--her first goal of the year-- to lift Messiah College over the University of Chicago, 2-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal match at Macpherson Stadium on Friday.

The unbeaten Falcons (21-0-1) advance to face umblemished TCNJ (22-0-2) in the 2005 NCAA Division III championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Messiah scored first in the 45th minute. Corrie Jones finished a cross from Rachel Horning for the tally.

The Maroons (18-3-2) knotted the match in the 58th minute when Monica Michelotti scored her fourth goal of the season.

The evenly contested match saw Messiah out-shoot Chicago, 17-14. Andrea Przybszc grabbed four saves for Messiah and Maroon Cassie Grose had six stops.

Post game Quotes:
"The game was evenly played and our fans did a great job to root us on."
-Messiah Coach Scott Frey

"This has been a great experience. I'm glad we made it to the championship game after losing in the semifinals last year."
-Corrie Jones, Messiah College

"That was a very well played game between two evenly matched teams."
-Chicago Head Coach Amy Reifert

"The overtime goal was a big shock. We've been in OT many times before and had always come out successful."
-Jacqui DeLeon, University of Chicago

Univ. of Chicago (18-3-2) vs. Messiah College (21-0-1)
Date: Nov 25, 2005 Attendance: 670
Weather: Cold

Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot
Univ. of Chicago.... 0 1 0 - 1
Messiah College..... 1 0 1 - 2

1. 44:44 MESSW Corrie Jones (4) (Rachel Horning) - Cross
and finish
2. 57:27 UCW Michelotti, Monica (unassisted)
3. 97:41 MESSW Calli Pitchel (11) (unassisted) - Loose
ball in front of goal

Shots: Univ. of Chicago 14, Messiah College 17
Corners: Univ. of Chicago 6, Messiah College 4
Saves: Univ. of Chicago 4 (Przybysz, Andrea 4), Messiah
College 7 (Cassie Grose 6; Team 1)

-- Courtesy Greensboro College