Tigers make early, unexpected exit
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 10:50 AM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The No. 8 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team saw their streaks come to an end in the semi-finals of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletics Conference Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Tigers fell 1-0 to unranked Trinity Christian College, ending their 12-game win streak and their 12-game shutout streak.
On paper, the Tigers (16-3) controlled the game. Olivet had 19 shots, with nine on goal. Trinity managed just a mere three shots, all on goal. Freshman goal keeper Amanda Siciak (Bloomingdale, Ill.) allowed the lone goal of the game into net at the 27:30 mark.
A total of nine Tiger’s attempted shots, with senior Kelsy Warp (Lake Arrowhead, Calif.) leading with six. Senior Jordan Wallek (Chicago Heights, Ill.) attempted three and seniors Emma Ruetter (Mason, Mich.) and Devin Johnston (Bloomingdale, Ill.) and junior Rachel Kilbry (Spring Lake, Mich.) each attempted two.
The loss really doesn’t affect the Tiger’s future, having received an automatic bid to the 29th Annual Women’s Soccer NAIA National Championships for winning the CCAC Regular Season. The opening round of the national championship is played at host sites around the country on Saturday, Nov. 17, with the winners advancing to Orange Beach, Ala. for the Nov. 26-Dec. 1 tournament. The only question now is whether the Tiger’s will still host the opening round or will be on the road. The official announcement will be made Sunday, Nov. 11.