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Spring Arbor (Mich.) advances to the National Championship with win over Baker (Kan.)

December 02, 2016
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Story by Matt Hicks, NAIA Media Coordinator

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Defending NAIA National Champion Spring Arbor (Mich.) advanced to Saturday’s 5 p.m. NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship match with a 2-0 win over No. 13 seed Baker (Kan.)

The Cougars dominated the stat sheet with an 18-1 edge in shots and never looked back after Aubrey Schierbeek’s score just 7:40 into the contest.

The NAIA Network – the association’s official video streaming home – will broadcast all matches live at the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship final site in Orange Beach, Ala. The video platform, powered by Stretch Internet, allows users access to live video, statistics, and social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. Single day passes can be purchased for $9.95.

Scoring Summary

07:40 – SAU – Aubrey Schierbeek (assist by Bethany Balcer)
74:04 – SAU – Bethany Balcer

Inside The Box Score

· The Cougars held the Wildcats to only one shot in the game, with none in the second half
· Spring Arbor got off 18 shots, putting 11 on frame
· The Cougars also managed a 9-4 edge in corner kicks won
· Baker’s Rachel Hunt made eight saves in a losing effort

Up Next

The Cougars will seek to defend their title Saturday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Northwest (Wash.) and Northwestern Ohio.