posted on November 29, 2010 22:19
DECATUR, Ala. - Defending National Champion and second-seeded Lee (Tenn.) prevailed 2-1 over 15th-seeded Mobile (Ala.) Monday in second round action of the 27th Annual NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship at Jack Allen Complex.
The Lady Flames, now 19-2-1, move into Wednesday's quarterfinals and will face the winner of the seventh-seeded Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and 10th-seeded Robert Morris (Ill.) match at 4:30 p.m. CST. With the loss, Mobile exits its fifth trip to the event and closes out its season, finishing with a 13-7-1 record.
Lee has now won 11 straight National Championship games dating back to the 2008 Opening Round. The last time that the Lady Flames dropped a contest in the event was on Nov. 19, 2007, losing 2-0 in the semifinals to eventual National Champion Martin Methodist (Tenn.).
The Rams got on the board first courtesy of Missy Stovall's goal, her 11th of the season, 32:50 into the game. Kassie Ruff was credited with the assist. That would prove to be only one of three shots on target that Mobile would get off in the match.
It didn't take long for Lee to answer as Katrine Korsgaard netted the ball less than two minutes later to even the score at 1-1. Samantha Hare got the Lady Flames' game-winning goal at 64:55 off of a feed from Danielle Ciabattone.
Lee's defense held the Rams to six shots in the game, three of which were on goal, and just one attempt in the second stanza. Christy Lachappelle was responsible for half of Mobile's attempts. The Lady Flames offense had 16 looks, by seven different players, nine of which were on target. Korsgaard took five shots with three on goal for Lee to lead the offensive attack.
Lorna Brownlie and Kristi Koudelka played the entire game in goal for Mobile and the Lady Flames, respectively. Brownlie made seven saves and Koudelka denied two attempts.
(Story Courtesy of NAIA Sports Information Office)