Wheaton (Ill.) tops Augustana 1-0 in CCIW Tournament Semifinal
Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton women's soccer team (15-1-2) used a late goal to defeat Augustana 1-0 on Wednesday night in the CCIW Tournament Semifinal. The top-seeded Thunder will host third-seed Carthage (13-4-1) on Saturday night at 7:30 PM in the CCIW Tournament Championship Match. Carthage tied Illinois Wesleyan (12-2-5) on Wednesday in the other semifinal match and the Lady Reds advanced to Saturday's championship match with a 4-2 advantage in the penalty kick shootout.
The contest remained scoreless for the majority of the second half. Thunder senior Leah DeMoss lofted the ball to Anna Seabolt with just 29.5-seconds remaining in regulation and Seabolt chipped in the game-winning goal. The goal was Seabolt's third score of the season.
Thunder goalkeeper Kelsey Graham made three saves in the Wheaton net to record her fifth shutout of the season. Augustana goalkeeper Meredith Chew made three saves and allowed the one late goal. Wheaton out-shot the Vikings 8-4 on the night. Wheaton had five corner kicks and Augustana was awarded one corner kick.