December 5, 2014

Top-ranked Lynchburg and Willliams for the women's title

Lynchburg edged upset-minded Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.
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The women's semifinal matches avoided the rain that was present for most of the men's matches, but there was plenty of action as well as some tension as both results were one goal wins.

No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan would not give anything away to the top-ranked Lynchburg Hornets. The Titans jumped out to a 1-0 lead just a minute into the match on a goal by sophomore Skyler Tomo, but the Hornets jumped back into the match with an equalizer in the first half, and the go ahead goal in the second, to clinch their first-ever title match with the 2-1 victory.

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Illinois Wesleyan ends their season at 18-7-1, with their best ever appearance in the post-season tournament. The Hornets will face No. 6 Williams for the national championship on Saturday at 5:30 pm.

In their 1-0 win, the Ephs scored early against No. 15 Johns Hopkins and held the Blue Jays scoreless for the duration. Sophomore Audrey Thomas scored in the 10th minute for the ultimate winner.

Johns Hopkins wraps up at 19-4-2, while the Ephs will battle for the title in their ever opportunity to hoist the national championship trophy. Lynchburg is in the same position as they too have never appeared in a national championship match.