Navy women get title, berth

4-1 Patriot win earns spot in NCAA

Loyola women take crown, but men fall

State

College Soccer

November 10, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Navy scored three times in the second half to rout American, 4-1, yesterday in the women's Patriot League championship game.

The victory gave Navy its first Patriot League title and its first berth in the NCAA women's soccer tournament.

It also was the first NCAA berth for any Navy women's program.

Navy (17-4-1) held a 1-0 lead at halftime on Amelia Sheveland's 26th-minute goal.

Sheveland, the tournament's most valuable player, beat American goalkeeper Lauren Wohl one-on-one for the first of her two goals in the game.

Stacy Finley scored her 12th goal of the season 18 minutes into the second half to extend the lead to 2-0.

Sophomore midfielder Sarah Hessinger scored in the 75th minute, and Sheveland struck again in the 80th minute.

The Mids, who have been Patriot League runners-up four times, will find out who their NCAA first-round opponent will be when pairings are announced at 3:30 this afternoon.

Loyola 2, Niagara 0: Freshman Caitlin McKusker and sophomore Naomi Daniels scored in the first half in Lawrenceville, N.J., to lead the Greyhound women to their fourth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.

Loyola(12-8-1) also earned its third straight NCAA tournament berth.

McKusker's 20th-minute goal and Daniels' 34th-minute score held up behind a defense that surrendered just one shot to Niagara.

Loyola's Carolyn Kennington was named the tournament's most valuable player. Five other Greyhounds made the all-tournament team, including Daniels, Katie Elliott, Jeannetta McGettigan, Ashley Kramer and Lindsay Tracey.

Chestnut Hill 2, College of Notre Dame 1: The Gators' season and five-year run as Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference champion came to an end at Notre Dame Prep.

Chestnut Hill's Maureen Dugan scored the second of her two goals less than one minute into the second half to break a 1-1 tie, and the Griffins held on for the win.

Sophomore Heather Karbonski scored College of Notre Dame's goal in the 36th minute.

Howard CC 3, College of DuPage 0: Howard finished third in the women's Division III junior college championships with the shutout in the consolation game in Batavia, N.Y.

Men

St. Peter's 2, Loyola 1: Sylvers Owusu scored the game-winner with 1:16 remaining as the Peacocks took the MAAC tournament title and the automatic berth in the NCAA tournament in the game in Orlando, Fla.

Owusu's goal came just 45 seconds after Loyola's Steven Coleman had tied the game.

St. Peter's took its initial lead in the 15th minute when Carlos Villacres found Rinaldo Chambers, who put a shot past Loyola keeper Justin Chelland.

Loyola finished its season 11-7-3.

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