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2011-12 Women's Soccer
Tuesday, November 15, 2011Four Lady Battlers Named to Daktronics All Region Squad
Saturday, November 12, 2011Lady Battlers Knocked Out of NCAA Tournament
Wednesday, November 09, 2011WVIAC Annouces All Conference Team
Wednesday, November 09, 2011NCAA Round 1 Preview
Monday, November 07, 2011View the NCAA Selection Show
Sunday, November 06, 2011WVIAC Champions!!!
Saturday, November 05, 2011WVIAC Semifinals: Bryant, A-B Blast UC 3-0
Wednesday, November 02, 2011Women's Soccer Ranked 10th in NCAA Atlantic Region Poll
Saturday, November 12, 2011
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Slippery Rock scored goals in each half to defeat Alderson-Broaddus 2-0 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday afternoon at Kutztown University’s Keystone Field.
The Rock improved its season record to 15-4-2 while Alderson-Broaddus, which was making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, finished the season with an overall record of 11-7-3.
Erin Storck and Shelby Ward each scored goals and Lucy Hannon and Nicole Krueger each handed out assists to lead Slippery Rock to the win. Defensively, the Rock allowed just two shots in the game, including one on target, and Lisa Rodgers recorded her 11th shutout of the season between the posts.
Slippery Rock finished the game with advantages of 6-2 in total shots and 4-1 in shots on goal, while the Battlers posted a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.
Kate Laird made two saves and allowed two goals in the loss for Alderson-Broaddus.
The Rock wasted little time in pushing the tempo to open the game. SRU controlled the pace of play from the outset and did not allow a single shot attempt in the opening half.
Storck scored the game’s opening tally in the 21st minute when she took a crossing pass from Hannon in the middle of the box and beat Laird to the lower left corner of the net.
Minutes later, Stephanie Buckenheimer fired a shot the hit the post and bounced out to keep the game at 1-0, a margin that would remain until the halftime break.
At the break, Slippery Rock owned a 5-0 advantage in shots.
Ward added an insurance tally in the 53rd minute when she took a long pass down the middle of the field from Krueger and split a pair of Battler defenders before beating Laird one-on-one for her fifth goal of the year.
After the second tally, Slippery Rock settled into a defensive set and preserved the shutout during the final 35 minutes.