November 3, 2015
Wolverines advance to finals
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's soccer team will play for Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament title Saturday afternoon after advancing past Washington & Jefferson via shootout, 6-5, in the tournament semifinals Tuesday night at Alexandre Stadium.
Grove City (11-5-4), the No. 3 seed in the four-team conference tournament, will now play at top-seeded Thomas More for the championship.
In the seventh and final round of the shootout, Grove City senior goalkeeper Nicole Lapia (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) stonewalled W&J's Aundria Snyder to preserve the shootout victory. Grove City took the 6-5 lead on its turn in the seventh round when sophomore Lindsay Hutton (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) scored.
Junior Jordyn White (Mars, Pa./Mars), sophomore Sydney Dunn (Girard, Pa./Girard), senior Abby Mathes (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), sophomore Megan Van Kirk (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) and senior Kristin Thomas (Ellicott City, Md./Chapelgate Christian) also scored goals in the shootout for the Wolverines.
During 110 minutes of play, Lapia stopped seven shots in goal to preserve the Wolverines' 11th shutout of the season. No. 2 seed W&J (14-2-2) owned a 23-10 edge in shots while Grove City had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington & Jefferson won the regular season meeting between the teams October 7, 3-2, at Alexandre Stadium. This is the second straight year that Grove City has advanced out of the semifinals by winning a shootout. In 2014, Grove City defeated Westminster, 7-6, in a shootout at College Field.
Grove City will face Thomas More (16-0-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday. It is the fourth straight season that Grove City will play Thomas More for the conference title.
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