Goodman's Tally Lifts Rams over Providence
|00:00 - 2nd||1||2||T|
|North Central ( )||0||0||0|
|Jamestown ( )||1||2||3|
|1st - 24:10||Adamson (Jamestown)|
|2nd - 57:42||Wahl (Jamestown)|
|2nd - 78:16||Adamson (Jamestown)|
Sh: 3 Players (#10, #14, #16 - 1)
Sv: Noelle Stordock - 9
Kirstine Adamson - 2
A: 2 Players (#11, #14 - 1)
Sh: Kara Wahl - 7
Sv: Kayla Byle - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||North Central||Jamestown|
|Shots (on goal)||3 (2)||32 (15)|
|45:00 - 1st||1||2||T|
|North Central (2-0)||0||1||1|
|2nd - 63:00||Christina Goodman (North Central)|
Sh: Michelle Watson - 27
Sv: TEAM - 6
Christina Goodman - 1
A: Jen Sargent - 1
Sh: Christina Goodman - 6
Sv: Noelle Stordock - 8
|TEAM STATISTICS||Providence-Manitoba||North Central|
|Shots (on goal)||27 (0)||20 (0)|
FARGO, N.D.-- North Central University Women's Soccer earned a hard fought 1-0 victory over Providence College on Friday afternoon in a match played on a neutral field in Fargo, North Dakota. The Rams and Freemen played their key NCCAA Division II regional match-up at the Pepsi Soccer Complex in Fargo.
NCU and Providence were engaged in a 0-0 tie after the first 45 mintues despite the teams combining for 23 shots with the Freemen earning a 15-8 advantage.
North Central would even things out in the second half and senior forward Christina Goodman (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins) notched her second goal of the season in the 63rd minute to give NCU the lead. The goal came on a break by the Rams and was put in motion on a long lob into the box by sophmore midfielder Jen Sargent (Milwaukee, Wis./Heritage Christian) that hit off retreating defender's back and was fired home by Goodman. The helper was the second assist of the year for Sargent.
The victory gives the Rams a berth in the 2012 NCCAA Division II regional final on October 24. NCU will face the winner of a semi final between Providence College and Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, Iowa).
North Central continued their road trip on Saturday with a match at NAIA opponent Jamestown College (Jamestown, N.D.). NCU was defeated 3-0 by the Jimmies.
The Rams will begin their first weekend of conference play with a match at Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, Minn.) on Friday at 2 p.m. Saturday NCU will take on Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minn.) at Noon in New Ulm.