Women's Soccer - Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 - posted by Kyle Condon
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University of Saint Francis
Saint Francis (Ind.) (8-9-2, 4-5-1)011
Taylor (Ind.) (14-2-1, 7-2-1)000
Upland, IN
Scoring Summary
2 49:20Mackenzie Starcevich (Saint Francis (Ind.))
Saint Francis (Ind.)Indv. LeadersTaylor (Ind.)
#20 Mackenzie Starcevich - 1Goals None
NoneAssists None
#4 Hannah Elzinga - 3Shots #14 Megan Kammer - 6
#00 Morgan Hammon - 9Saves #1 Lauren Engelkes - 5
Saint Francis (Ind.)Team StatisticsTaylor (Ind.)
7 (6)Shots (on goal) 19 (9)
9Saves 5
9Fouls 11
1Corner Kicks 5
0Offsides 1

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UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women's soccer team fell to Saint Francis, 1-0, at Turner Stadium on Saturday night in the Crossroads League Quarterfinals, knocking the Trojans out of the tournament.


The 17th-ranked Trojans (14-2-1, 7-1-1 CL) dominated the first half, outshooting USF 8-2 in the opening stanza and possessing the ball most of the 45 minutes. Despite the shot discrepancy, the score was knotted, 0-0, at halftime.


The Cougars (8-9-2, 3-5-1 CL) broke the tie in the 50th minute when Mackenzie Starcevich received a long pass in the box, dribbled herself into position and drilled a shot into the back of the net to secure the 1-0 lead for Saint Francis.


Taylor had several opportunities in the final 40 minutes to tie the score, but the Trojans could not convert those chances, finalizing the 1-0 victory for the visitors.


TU has left its mark in the record books this season, setting program-bests for wins (14), shutouts (11), and goals-against-per-game (0.65). The Trojans also cracked the NAIA Top-25 for the first time in program history and reached the highest ranking in team history (No. 16).


No. 17 Taylor (14-2-1, 7-1-1 CL) will now wait for the NAIA National Tournament Field to be announced on November 14 to see if the Trojans earned an at-large berth.

Record: 7-2 Home: 4-1 Away: 3-1 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0