Women's soccer makes university history in national tournament
The women’s soccer is team is making history, winning two games in the NCAA II National Tournament.
Match after match, the women’s soccer team knocked down its opponents, and the stakes continue to get higher and higher.
The women won their first ever NCAA national tournament match Friday against Florida Tech, bringing their winning streak to 10 games in a row.
With the third goal of her season, the first round of the tournament was clenched by freshman Isabelle Berthoud, bringing the score to 1-0.
"We're making history, and it feels amazing to be a part of this group," Berthoud told Lee University after the match.
After a 1-1 tie up and zero points in double overtime, the Lady Flames were able to clench the Nationals game Sunday with penalty kicks.
GSC player of the year Summer Lanter saved the team from going home by evening up the score to go into overtime.
“I have never been around a group with this much character and determination,” keeper Haley Gribler told Lee University after the match.
The Lady Flames are 17-4-1 preparing for a familiar match against West Florida University Friday.
WFU was beaten 3-2 by the Lady Flames back in October.
The winner of the match will face the winner of Carson-Newman and Columbus State in the elite eight on Sunday.
“I really want the girls to enjoy this—what a wonderful achievement to be one of the last 16 teams in the country,” Head Coach Chris Hennessy told Lee University after the match on Sunday.