The Puget Sound women's soccer team's dreams of a return trip to the NCAA Division III semifinals ended Saturday with a 1-0 overtime loss...
CHICAGO — The Puget Sound women’s soccer team’s dreams of a return trip to the NCAA Division III semifinals ended Saturday with a 1-0 overtime loss to the University of Chicago in the sectional final.
Renee Neuner scored in the final minute of the extra period to send the Maroons to the final four next week in Greensboro, N.C.
For perhaps the first time this season, the Loggers were dominated for much of the game, getting outshot 13-5. It was a physical contest, with the teams combining for 41 fouls.
UPS goalkeeper Erin Williams made four saves before allowing her first goal since Sept. 10 in the Loggers’ season opener at University of Redlands.
Whitworth defeated Wartburg College of Iowa (18-4-1) 3-0 in a sectional semifinal of the NCAA Division III tournament in Spokane.
The Pirates (18-1-1) got goals from Ali Seyadali, Evan Hendrickson and Todd Sabrowski, who returned to the lineup after missing last weekend’s second-round match with Redlands due to a hip pointer.
Whitworth will face Trinity University (19-1-1), a 3-1 winner over Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.), for a berth in the national semifinals today.
Seattle University graduate student Casey Moriarty earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division II championships at Prado Park in Chino, Calif.
Moriarty finished the 10-kilometer race in 32 minutes, 8.6 seconds, which was good enough for 15th place. The top 30 American finishers earned All-America honors.
• Kristi Dickey had Whitworth’s top finish at the NCAA Division III championships in Delaware, Ohio, coming in 42nd in the 6-kilometer race in 23:11.9. Julie Lauterbach was 64th (23:30.5). On the men’s side, Doug Blackburn finished 45th in 26:42.3.
Gonzaga honored seniors Lacey Bell and Jessica Herrera, but the Bulldogs fell short in their effort to send them out with a win as Loyola Marymount (19-9, 7-7) picked up a four-game West Coast Conference victory, 30-23, 18-30, 30-24, 30-18, in Spokane. Gonzaga finished the season 10-21 overall and 2-12 in conference.
Pacific Lutheran split a dual meet with Lewis & Clark in Portland, with the Pioneers women earning their third straight conference win, 138-67, and the Lutes men winning, 105-82.
Ashlyn Owen had the only wins for the PLU women, taking first in the 200 backstroke (2:16.26) and 200 freestyle (2:02.85).
On the men’s side, the Lutes were led by Nady Setzler’s victories in the 200 and 500 free and Daniel Seetin’s wins in the 200 IM and the 200 back.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.