Mon, Oct. 30, 2006 - [Women's Soccer]
CHICAGO - It took just 23 seconds for junior forward Lissa Coby (Lake Villa, Ill./Grant Community) to put a goal on the scoreboard, but it proved to be a big one as the No. 10 ranked Saint Xavier University women's soccer team won the 2006 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Trinity International University (Ill.) in Saturday's championship game at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. With the win, the Cougars (17-3 overall/7-2 CCAC) earn the No. 1 seed in this week's NAIA Region VII Soccer Tournament and also receive a first-round bye. SXU will host the semifinals and championship game at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field this weekend (Friday and Saturday, November 3-4).
Freshman Danielle Wagner (Worth, Ill./University of Illinois) was sensational in goal for Saint Xavier finishing with five saves and posting her eighth shutout of the season despite very windy conditions. Junior midfielder Aleks Sudar (Omaha, Neb./Bryan) and junior defender Cassie Rumpf (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) combined for the assist on the goal by Coby. The Cougars had six shots on goal Saturday compared to five by the Trojans. It is the first conference tournament championship for SXU since the 2000 season. It is also the 10th straight victory for the Cougars, the longest win streak in the program's 10-year history.
Saint Xavier (17-3 overall/7-2 CCAC) heads to the 2006 NAIA Region VII Women's Soccer Tournament, but received a first-round bye so will not play until the semi-finals on Friday, November 3. The Cougars will play at 11 a.m. Friday against a yet-to-be-determined opponent at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.