LIU Post women’s soccer falls in ECC championship game

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LIU Post women's soccer players. (Photo by Mikey Domagala).

By Mikey Domagala

The LIU Post women’s soccer team advanced to the ECC championship final after defeating Bridgeport University 1-0 on Wednesday Nov. 1 in a home game.

The win improved the team’s overall record to 15-2-1. Junior Andrea Huntzinger scored the lone goal in the victory, and junior goalie Hillevi Eklow made two saves, recording her tenth shutout of the season. The Pioneers outshot Bridgeport 20-5 throughout the game.

Huntzinger, who led the Pioneers to the win, said that determination to move on to the ECC Championship Final was riding with the team the entire way.

“We were determined to do whatever we had to do to win and get to play another game on Saturday,” she said. “That meant playing our game to the best ability we could.”

Post’s ECC championship final game took place on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at home.

The team lost 3-0 against Mercy College, after struggling to find the back of the net all during the final game, going 0-for-3 on shots on goal and 0-for-9 on total shots.

Now with a 15-3-1 record for the season, the members of the team anticipate their future in the NCAA selection show to see their standing in the NCAA Division II Championship.

Though they fell to Mercy College, the Pioneers have gone 6-2 over their last eight games, dating back to their 4-0 victory over Queens College on Oct. 11. The team is still considered impressive heading into the NCAA Division II Championship.

The selection show for the championship will air on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com.

This article was originally published in the Pioneer, LIU Post’s award-winning student newspaper, www.liupostpioneer.com. The article is republished by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

 

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