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WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO WEST CHESTER

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Posted on November 12, 2010

Update

The women’s soccer team has been eliminated from the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Vulcans fell to West Chester on Nov. 19 by a score of 5-4.

The team’s season ended on penalty kicks in a hard-fought away game that was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation play and two 15-minute overtime periods. For Cal U, this marked the third consecutive post-season game that was decided by penalty kicks.

The team finished its season with an 18-1-4 overall record.

The Vulcans made their second consecutive PSAC and NCAA Tournament appearances this fall.

For coverage of all Cal U’s varsity athletic teams visit www.calvulcans.com

Update

The women's soccer team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division II Tournament Nov. 14 with a 4-2 win over Slippery Rock University.

The Vulcans won on penalty kicks in a hard-fought home game that was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation play and two 15-minute overtime periods.

Kayla Fransko scored the lone Vulcan goal. Cal U had a 28-6 lead in shots, and junior goalkeeper Paula Jackson made 5 saves.

The Vulcans are now 18-1-3 overall.

The team will travel to West Chester University for a third-round NCAA Division II Tournament game at 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

Original story

The women's soccer team will host Slippery Rock University in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Game time is 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Roadman Park.

Cal U received a first-round bye as the Atlantic Region's second seed. The Vulcans, PSAC finalists, own an 18-1-2 overall record.

Last year, the team reached the national quarterfinals in their first-ever NCAA post-season tournament.

Top players

Cal U's top two offensive players are Bethany Smyda and Sam Regney.

A freshman forward, Smyda has 16 goals, 10 assists and 42 total points. She was selected as the 2010 PSAC Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year.

Regney is a senior forward with eight goals, nine assists and 25 points. She earned first-team all-conference honors for the second straight season.

Junior goalkeeper Paula Jackson has 0.29 goals against average with a .915 save percentage and 13 shutouts.

Joining this trio on the first-team unit was junior defender Kayla Klimasko, now a three-time all-conference selection.

Sophomore midfielder Carley Work and juniors Sara Di Benedetto (midfielder), and Kristen Orrett (defender) all received third-team PSAC honors.

Follow all of Cal U's varsity athletic teams at www.calvulcans.com.