News release from UNCW:
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior forwards Stephanie Bronson and Maddie McCormick each scored a goal and added an assist as UNCW secured the third seed in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament by shutting out College of Charleston, 4-0, in the regular season finale for both teams at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The win elevated the Seahawks’ record to 13-5-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the CAA. Meanwhile, the Cougars’ record dropped to 8-9-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the CAA. By securing the third seed in the tournament, the Seahawks will host sixth-seeded Delaware in a quarterfinal game on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Bronson gave UNCW a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when she took a crossing pass from McCormick and scored on a one-touch shot for her sixth goal of the season.
Just under 15 minutes into the second half, junior midfielder Kennedy Ulrich extended the advantage to 2-0 when she netted her fourth goal of the season after passes from senior defender Sydney Sawaya and junior midfielder Moa Jarl.
After McCormick upped the margin to 3-0 less than two minutes later off an assist from Bronson, sophomore forward Serenity Waters scored her second goal of the season with 16:19 left after chipping a shot over Charleston junior goalkeeper Lauren Killian into the far side of the goal.
Junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy made six saves en route to earning her eighth shutout of the season, setting a school record.
• UNCW leads the all-time series over Charleston by an 8-3-1 margin and has won five of the last six meetings. The Seahawks have outscored the Cougars by a 14-5 margin in the last six encounters.
• UNCW secured a top-four finish in the CAA standings for the fifth time in program history. It is the Seahawks’ highest finish in the league since a third-place finish in 2012.
• The Seahawks tied a school record by earning their 13th win of the season, matching the mark set in 2006 and 2009. In addition, the 13 wins are the most by a UNCW team in a regular season in program history, eclipsing the previous mark of 12 set in 2008 and 2012.
• UNCW has outscored its last three opponents by a 15-0 margin and has not allowed a goal since the second half against William & Mary on Oct. 11.
• The Seahawks improved to 6-0-1 at home this season and have outscored opponents by a 26-4 margin at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
• McCormick moved into sole possession of eighth place on the Seahawks’ single-season points list with 28 points this year. She has tallied 12 goals with 4 assists in 19 games.
• McCormick also became the fifth player in school history to record 70 or more career points. She has tallied 72 points in her career by scoring 29 goals with 14 assists.
• The Seahawks improved to 11-8-3 all-time on Senior Day, including a 3-1-1 mark in the last five years.
• UNCW posted its 15th game with two or more goals, which leads the nation. The Seahawks are 12-2-1 this year when scoring two or more goals.
• The Seahawks have scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 14 games.
• After opening the season with a 1-3-0 record in their first four games, the Seahawks are 12-2-1 in their last 15 games and have outscored their opponents by a 39-11 margin.
What’s Ahead for the Seahawks:
Sunday, Nov. 1 – CAA Quarterfinals vs. Delaware (Time TBA) • UNCW Soccer Stadium (Wilmington, N.C.)
Friday, Nov. 6 – CAA Semifinals (Time TBA) • Hofstra Soccer Stadium (Hempstead, N.Y.)
Sunday, Nov. 8 – CAA Championship (Time TBA) • Hofstra Soccer Stadium (Hempstead, N.Y.)
College Women’s Soccer: UNCW 4, College of Charleston 0
Charleston 0 0 - 0
UNCW 1 3 - 4
Goals: COFC – n/a; UNCW – Stephanie Bronson (22:04), Kennedy Ulrich (59:55), Maddie McCormick (60:48), Serenity Waters (73:41). Assists: COFC – n/a; UNCW – Moa Jarl, Maddie McCormick, Sydney Sawaya, Stephanie Bronson, Lauren Nalevaiko. Saves: COFC – Lauren Killian 2 (90:00, 4 goals allowed), TEAM 1; UNCW – Carolyn Huddy 6 (90:00, 0 goals allowed). Shots: COFC – 8; UNCW – 15. Corner Kicks: COFC – 0; UNCW – 6. Attendance: 726.