The top-seeded Thomas More College women’s soccer team advanced to the championship match of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament as it defeated fourth-seeded Chatham University, 2-1, today (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) in a semifinal match at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 14-4-1 and advance to play second-seeded Grove City College in the championship match. Grove City was a 2-1 winner over third-seeded Washington & Jefferson College in the other semifinal match. The date and time of the championship match will be announced tomorrow by the PAC office. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 11-6-1.
Thomas More took a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute when senior midfielder Cori Ziegler (California, Ky./Bishop Brossart) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Kaitlyn Armentrout (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills). Sophomore forward Shaye Isaacs (Nicholasville, Ky./West Jessamine) headed in a corner kick by first-year forward Ashley Maples (Springboro, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) in the 73rd minute to increase the lead to 2-0. Chatham’s Julie Bruening scored in the 86th minute, but it wasn’t enough as the Saints won the match 2-1.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Kim (California, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) earned the win in goal as she played all 90 minutes and had three saves.
Thomas More out-shot Chatham 16-7, including 12-4 on goal and won the battle of corner kicks, 4-3.
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