The First Ticket Is Punched; Who's Next?
Nov. 23, 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 the winner of Sunday’s game between No. 7 Metro State and No. 9 Wisconsin-Parkside.
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.