Lynchburg Moves On After Downing Emory In Second Round

Hornets advance into the tournament's Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season


Nov. 16, 2008

LYNCHBURG, VA - Sophomore forward Katie Santos (Cheltenham, VA/Bishop Ireton) scored 13 minutes after intermission to give the Lynchburg College women's soccer team a 1-0 win Sunday over Emory University in the second round of the 2008 Division III Tournament.  The Hornets advance into the tournament's Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season, and will face Ithaca College next weekend at a date, time and location to be determined.

The Eagles controlled much of the first half play, out-shooting LC 9-3 with a few good scoring chances.  Lynchburg picked up its play out of the break, and broke through at the 58 minute mark.  Sophomore forward Betsy Kwiatkowski (Mount Jackson, VA/Stonewall Jackson) beat her Eagle defender on the end line and centered the ball for Santos, who connected for the game's only goal.  The Hornet defense held Emory to limited scoring opportunities in the second half.

Sophomore keeper Jackie Bader (Fort Washington, MD/Bishop Ireton) made seven saves in net for LC, including five first-half stops. Sarah Wilkerson made one stop, and defender Emily Rubin turned away a late Hornet chance at an insurance goal, heading the ball out of danger in the goal mouth.

Eory held a 14-11 advantage in shots, while Lynchburg was awarded three of the game's four corner kicks. The physical game had 31 fouls and two yellow cards.

Emory ends its season with a 16-4-1 mark, while the Hornets are 21-0-3 heading into the weekend's play. Ithaca defeated Roger Williams this afternoon 2-0, and the winner of the The College of New Jersey and top-ranked Williams College (MA) game will play the Ithaca/LC winner.

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