Women's soccer falls in opening round, ends season

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JBU women close out the year at 15-5-1 after losing 1-2 in the opening round of the national tournament to William Carey. Jodi Knack scored JBU's lone goal in the match.

Hattiesburg, Miss. (November 20, 2010) - The JBU women’s soccer team closed out the 2010 season on Saturday afternoon after losing 1-2 to William Carey (Miss.) during the opening round of the 2010 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The ladies close out the year at 15-5-1 overall.

William Carey (13-4-3) will now advance to face the winner of Houghton (N.Y.) and Indiana Wesleyan.

JBU found themselves playing from behind after giving up a goal in the 19th minute and another in the 65th minute. At the 19:38 mark, Natalia Nino scored off the assist from Gemma Metcalfe, and at 65:40 mark, Nino fed Malin Burrulf for the 2-0 advantage.

JBU managed to score at 74:35 when senior Jodi Knack scored unassisted. With time running out, the Eagles couldn’t manage to find the equalizer.

For the season, Knack led the Lady Eagles with 16 goals, followed by Sarah Kidd with 13, and Camille Malkiewicz with 11. Malkiewicz led in the assists category with 16. Malkiewicz was also the team’s point leader with 38.

Defensively, keeper Faith Thurman had 54 saves on the year, which included seven shutouts.

As a team, the ladies surpassed the century mark for wins in JBU women’s soccer history. Head coach Joe Thoma also surpassed 100 wins in his career at JBU, and currently stands at 103.

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