4th seeded Cincinnati State upsets No. 1 seed Schoolcraft in regional semifinals
Sports Desk | 11/3/2013, 9:49 a.m.
Toledo, OH – Entering the NJCAA Region XII tournament as a No. 4 seed, the Cincinnati State women's soccer team upset top seeded Schoolcraft College 2-1 in the regional semifinals on Saturday.
Cincinnati State, which beat Schoolcraft for the first time in postseason competition, took a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals coming from freshman Jami Pfeifer in the 20th and Brittani Abner in the 41st. Despite being out shot 16-10, Cincinnati State goalkeeper Kelsie Lee helped preserve the Surge lead, stopping 15 shots. Schoolcraft's lone goal came in the 73rd from forward Alexis Walker, but it would not be enough as Cincinnati State advanced to the regional finals.
"We won a hard fought game against one of the great programs in junior college soccer. We were finally able to find a way to come out on top against a great team on a big stage," Cincinnati State head coach Wil Cagle said. "We now have to focus on a quick turnaround against a confident Owens team. Sunday's game is a tremendous opportunity for us."
Owens Community College, which beat Cincinnati State twice this season, advanced to the regional final with a 2-0 win over Delta College.
Cincinnati State and Owens will play Sunday's regional championship at noon. The winner will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament in Melbourne, FL.