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West Florida wins Gulf South

NCAA soccer, Women's, Division II, Gulf South Conference

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Third-ranked West Florida set a Gulf South Conference record and won its second consecutive conference title in a 4-0 win against Christian Brothers on Sunday afternoon at Ashton Brosnaham Park.

The Argonauts (14-0-3) extended their unbeaten streak to a conference-record 30 games and their winning streak to 11 in their 10th shutout of the season.

Four Argonauts were named to the GSC All-Tournament team, and junior April Syme was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Joining Syme were senior Shelby Bush, junior Kelly Andres and senior Sashana Campbell.

Senior Alex Pickrell scored the game winner in the 34th minute when she shot a loose ball in the box into the net to put UWF up 1-0.

UWF also got goals from freshman Kaitlyn Culotta, Bush assisted by Chelsea Palmer and freshman Emily Vogler assisted by Sara Helgadottir and Bush.

Senior keeper Sarah Story posted her fifth solo shutout of the season while making three saves.

No. 1 Grand Valley State 2, Michigan Tech 0

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- For the past two matches, Grand Valley State head coach Dave DiIanni saw a different look in the eyes of his players. He knew his team was focused on winning a seventh consecutive GLIAC Tournament title, which is exactly what the No. 1 Lakers did on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory against Michigan Tech.

The victory also set a new precedent for consecutive home matches without a loss. The Lakers have won or tied 62 consecutive games at the GVSU Soccer Field, which is the longest streak in NCAA Division II history.

Defenders Kayla Kimble and Katy Woolley, midfielder Marti Corby and forward Jenny Shaba were all selected to the GLIAC All-Tournament team.

GVSU improved to 19-0-1 on the year and look forward to the NCAA tournament.

No. 8 Quincy 2, Wisconsin-Parkside 1

QUINCY, Ill. -- Unhinged by a pair of first half goals, Wisconsin-Parkside fell 2-1 to host Quincy in the 2013 Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Championship Game on Sunday at Legends Stadium.

The eighth-ranked Hawks (17-0-4) opened the scoring in the 10th minute with Taylor Wakeland finding the back of the net off a pass from Kayla Nurnberger. QU doubled its advantage in the 33rd minute with Ashley Burton scoring on a rebound off a free kick with Kristine Vogt claiming the assist. QU enjoyed a 2-0 lead at the halftime break, owning a 7-6 edge in shots.

The Rangers (13-4-3) got on the board in the 76th minute with Emily Konior scoring off a feed from Jasmine Espino. The goal was Konior's seventh of the season while Espino notches her fifth helper of 2013.

Mallory Guerts made four saves on the afternoon in the losing effort while Quincy's Jodi Chapie tallied five saves.

UW-Parkside outshot the hosts 13-10 in the game, owning a 7-3 edge in the second 45 minutes of play.

The win was Quincy's second consecutive GLVC crown.