Junior keeper Ashley Shugar made some impressive stops in the PK shootout
Junior keeper Ashley Shugar made some impressive stops in the PK shootout
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Saint Xavier
Trinity International University (Ill.)
Women's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 5, 2010

CHICAGO - A penalty kick in shootout action by Trinity International University junior midfielder Diana Anderson brought the Saint Xavier University women's soccer season to a sudden end Friday night at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. After the game remained tied at 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods, the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) first-round playoff game went to a penalty kick shootout to determine which team would advance to the semifinals. SXU junior keeper Ashley Shugar (Lake Orion, Mich./Western Illinois University/Lake Orion) made some spectacular saves during the shootout, but in the end, TIU was able to put the deciding kick at the back of the net.

In the 32nd minute of play, the Trojans went ahead, 1-0, on an unassisted goal off a deflected save by freshman midfielder Jessica Williams. TIU would take its 1-0 lead into halftime, but it would be short lived as SXU tied things up just over two minutes into the second half on a goal by sophomore forward Elysha Peele (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew). The score by Peele was set up by a nice cross from junior midfielder Nancy Schueth (Lincoln, Neb./Saint Pius X). Four minutes later, the Trojans would take the lead, 2-1, on an unassisted goal by senior forward Michelle Renaud. However, Schueth would tie the game again with a beautiful, unassisted shot from 30 yards out that sailed over the TIU keeper's head.

Neither team would score the rest of the way and, per conference tournament rules, the advancing team in the tournament would be decided by a penalty kick shootout. Both teams would not convert on their first three attempts, but each would make the final two to keep things tied up. After two more attempts, TIU was able to advance on the winning shot by Anderson.

Saint Xavier finishes the 2010 season with an 11-6-2 overall record and took fourth place in the final CCAC standings with a 7-2-1 mark.