Nov. 13, 2009

Courtesy of Northern Kentucky

WILDER, Ky. – Brittany Casey’s first-half goal sent Quincy University to victory over Saginaw Valley State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on Friday night.

After Amiee Ubriaco intercepted a pass in the Saginaw Valley State end, she dribbled into the 18-yard-box, centering to Casey for a shot from eight yards out for her seventh goal of the season.

Toni Eye made one save while picking up her 12th shutout of the season. Saginaw Valley State had a flurry of offense late in the game, firing off three shots quickly inside the penalty area, but the Quincy defense was up to the task and turned away the onslaught.

Quincy improved to 15-5-1 on the season, while Saginaw Valley State ended its season at 14-3-3.

Quincy advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament to take on host Northern Kentucky on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.