Women’s soccer to make appearance in A-Sun tournament for first time

Women’s soccer to make appearance in A-Sun tournament ...

Women’s soccer to make appearance in A-Sun tournament for first time

Women’s soccer made history Sunday afternoon as they advanced for the first time in program history to the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

The chips fell into the right places on Sunday just minutes before the Bisons took the field against USC Upstate. In order to advance, the team would have to win against Upstate–at the time ranked 10th, and Northern Kentucky–9th — would have to tie or beat ETSU–8th– on Sunday to be finished before the Bison’s game-time.

Freshman Ellen Lundy says that even though the scores were in, the coaches did not tell the players until halftime that they now controlled their own fate.

“They just said, ‘Hey, ETSU lost,’ . . . okay, now let’s focus on us,” Lundy said.

At the half, the Bisons were tied 1-1 and finished the game with a steady lead of 4-1.

This year’s team has been blowing out the record books both individually and as a team. Besides making the tournament, the team has also set the record for number of wins in a season with six.

Assistant Coach Chris Klotz said that the team has worked so hard and has earned this berth.

“These girls have battled all year long and it’s so well-deserved,” Klotz said. “I am overcome with emotion. I am just so pumped for these girls.”

With Sunday being senior day, the team honored three seniors, Kelsey Reiman, Callie Cavanaugh and Stephanie Romero.

Lundy added how much the seniors deserve this and how hard they have worked for three year to make it to this point.

The Bisons will play Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 2.

For further rankings and schedules visit http://www.atlanticsun.org/wsoccer.

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