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Win Over Monarchs Earns Soccer Share of Division Title and East Second Tournament Seed

Jaisa Loch
photo credit to Dave Hilbert of d3photography.com

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Meredith College soccer team captured the Co-East Division Championship Saturday evening as the program's fourth consecutive and sixth overall USA South title with a 2-1 victory over Methodist University. Senior goalie Jaisa Loch notched four saves in her 50th career win in goal for the Angels.

East second seed Meredith will host a quarter final round Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. versus the winner of East #3 Greensboro versus East #6 N.C. Wesleyan. The first round pairing will be played Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

Tonight, Jessica Wallace scored an unassisted goal in the ninth minute of the match to give the Avenging Angels an early lead and a little breathing room versus the conference rival Monarchs. Meredith earned a pair of corners from Samantha Litt and another from Erin Cooke during the next five minutes, but the match remained 1-0. Cassie Padilla found a gap in the defense, but her attempt floated high at 36:14.

Just inside the 38th minute Rookie Katherine Quinn drove down center field to record her fourth career goal to give Meredith a 2-0 lead heading into the break.

Early in the second frame Monarch Emily Borel found room around Loch to put the hosts on the scoreboard for the final score of the night.

Meagan O'Meara posted her fourth loss on the season in goal for the Monarchs. Emily Benton stepped in the box after the intermission and recorded three saves in the loss.

Admission will be charged for entry into all tournament events. Faculty, staff, students, children, and seniors will be charged a discounted rate of $3 with proper ID, and all others will be charged $6 per event.

 

Tournament WebsiteTournament Bracket

2017 Women's Soccer Tournament seeding

East Division
Seed Team Record Points
1. Salem 6-1-0 18
2. Meredith 6-1-0 18
3. Greensboro 5-2-0 15
4. Methodist 4-3-0 12
5. Ferrum  3-4-0 9
6. N.C. Wesleyan 3-4-0 9
--- Averett  1-6-0 3
--- William Peace 0-7-0 0
       
West Division
Seed Team Record Points
1. Maryville 6-0-1 19
2. Piedmont 6-0-1 19
3. Covenant  5-2-0 15
4. Huntingdon  3-3-1 10
5. Agnes Scott  3-4-0 9
6. Wesleyan 2-4-1 7
--- Berea 1-6-0 3
--- LaGrange  0-7-0 0

 

2017 USA South Women's Soccer Tournament Schedule
(all times EST) 
First Round - Wednesday, Oct. 25
Game 1: #5 East-Ferrum at #4 East-Methodist - 4:00 p.m.
Game 2: #6 East-N.C. Wesleyan at #3 East-Greensboro - 1:00 p.m.
Game 3: #5 West-Agnes Scott at #4 West-Huntingdon - 5:00 p.m.
Game 4: #6 West-Wesleyan at #3 West-Covenant - 4:00 p.m.
 
Quarterfinals - Saturday, Oct. 28
Game 5: Game 1 Winner at #1 East-Salem - 3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Game 2 Winner at #2 East-Meredith - 3:00 p.m.
Game 7: Game 3 Winner at #1 West-Maryville - 4:00 p.m.
Game 8: Game 4 Winner at #2 West-Piedmont - 6:00 p.m.
 
Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 3 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Game 5 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner - Time TBA
Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner - Time TBA
 
Final - Saturday, Nov. 4 (played at highest remaining divisional seed after quarterfinals)
Semifinal Winners - Time TBA

 

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