Box Score - Azusa Pacific (Calif.) vs. Mobile (Ala.)
Box Score - Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) vs. Baker (Kan.)
Box Score - Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) vs. Concordia (Ore.)
DECATUR, Ala. - Eighth-seeded Concordia (Ore.) dealt No. 1-seeded and previously undefeated Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) its first loss of the season with a 2-1 setback in Quarterfinal action of the 2011 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Wednesday at Jack Allen Recreation Complex. The Cavaliers will be joined by Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), Lee (Tenn.) and Azusa Pacific (Calif.) in Friday's Semifinals.
Concordia struck early, with Kaylynn Winwood dishing to Alex Thomas just 3:50 into the match for the 1-0 advantage. The Blue Raiders responded to even the contest at 1-1 as Mia Persson sent a pass from Laerke Michaelsen past Cavalier keeper Tori Talbutt at the 11:03 mark. Hannah Scott scored the game-winning goal off of an assist from Jasmine Ayala at 70:19 to lift Concordia into its sixth Semifinal match, where the Cavaliers own a 2-3-0 record. Concordia (18-4-1) will meet fifth-seeded Point Loma Nazarene Friday at 1:30 p.m. CST.
For the second time in as many games, Point Loma Nazarene advanced to the next round on penalty kicks, 4-1, over 13th-seeded Baker (Kan.) after playing to a 1-1 double-overtime draw. After 84 scoreless minutes of soccer, the Sea Lions and Wildcats exchanged goals in a matter of three minutes at the 84:26 and 87:19 marks, respectively. It will be the second Semifinal appearance for Point Loma Nazarene (19-1-4), previously advancing in 2009.
Third-seeded Lee continued its quest for a fourth-straight national championship with a 2-0 defeat of 11th-seeded Embry-Riddle (Fla.) in Wednesday's first Quarterfinal match. Leah Fortune and Jamie Achten were each credited with a goal, with Fortune's coming off of an Ashley Aragona assist. The Lady Flames pushed their winning streak to 18 straight and their overall record to 21-2-0. The win also gave 10-year head coach Matt Yelton his 200th victory at the Lee helm. He will guide his squad into its sixth Semifinal appearance, where they own a 4-1 mark. For the second-consecutive year, they will battle second-seeded Azusa Pacific for a chance to play in the championship final, taking to the field Friday at 4 p.m.
The Cougars easily handled seventh-seeded Mobile (Ala.), picking up a 4-0 victory for their fifth-straight shutout. Natalie Sun led Azusa Pacific's offensive charge by scoring both first-half goals, fed by assists from Heidi Witschi and Amanda Hardy. Sun traded roles with Witschi by finding her junior counterpart for a score early in the second half. The final goal came courtesy of Molly Lavin, who was led by Emily Wood and Daniella Perez. The offensive showing featured 13 shots by the Cougars, while their defense did not allow the Lady Rams to take a single shot in the contest. Azusa Pacific takes a 16-2-2 record into its 10th Semifinal match in 14 trips to the National Championship. In nine previous appearances, the Cougars have tallied a record of 3-3-3.