Women's Soccer Blanks Carson-NewmanOctober 20, 2012
Trojans Clinch at Least Fifth Seed in Conference Tournament
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Sophomore midfielder Summer Miller’s goal at the seven-minute mark lifted the Anderson women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win past Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at McCown Field.
With one regular-season contest remaining, Anderson (7-5-3, 4-2-2 SAC) has clinched at least the fifth seed in the Food Lion SAC Tournament that begins on Tue., Oct. 30, and with a win past league-leading and 19th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, the Trojans can claim the fourth seed and the right to host a quarterfinal matchup for the second consecutive year.
The Trojans won their second straight match on the strength of Miller’s second goal of the season and another stellar performance by the defense, which earned its school-record ninth shutout. Carson-Newman fell to 2-11-2 overall and 0-7-1 in the league, as the Eagles’ winless streak reached 11 contests.
Carson-Newman held a 13-11 edge in shots and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. Anderson goalkeeper Kaitlyn Neipp garnered five saves on the night while going the distance between the pipes.
Following a six-day layoff, the Trojans wrap up the regular season by playing host to Lenoir-Rhyne in a Homecoming Day contest on Saturday. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Trojan Stadium.