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LEXINGTON, Va. -- After playing 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Washington and Lee women's soccer team used a 4-1 advantage in tie-breaker penalty kicks to advance past Greensboro in NCAA South Region semifinal action on Saturday afternoon.

Washington and Lee held a 17-11 advantage in shots, but neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation or overtime.

In the first round of penalty kicks both squads sank a goal, but the Pride (14-3-3) was unable to match the Generals in the second flight, giving the home team a 2-1 advantage. Washington and Lee took the momentum and scored its third goal, putting the pressure on the Greensboro shooters. Greensboro missed wide on its third attempt, offering the Generals a chance to advance to the "Sweet 16," which they did with their fourth straight successful penalty kick.

Junior keeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) recorded six saves for the Generals while playing all 110 minutes. Junior Keri Wells (Greensboro, N.C./Eastern Guilford) covered the Pride's goal for the duration of the game, making six saves.

The Generals (15-1-3) now advance to play Virginia Wesleyan (19-2-2) in the regional championship match tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. The Marlins advanced after besting Hardin-Simmons (16-4), 2-1, in the day's second semifinal match.


W&L - none
GC - none

W&L - none
GC - none

Emily Barker (W&L) 110:00, 0 GA, 6 saves
Keri Wells (GC) 110:00, 0 GA, 6 saves

W&L - 17 shots, 9 corner kicks, 6 saves, 8 fouls
GC - 11 shots, 3 corner kick, 6 saves, 17 fouls


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670