Seahawk women's soccer clinches CAA Tourney berth - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Seahawk women's soccer clinches CAA Tourney berth

UNCW will play William & Mary in the first round of the CAA Tournament (Source:WECT) UNCW will play William & Mary in the first round of the CAA Tournament (Source:WECT)


WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior forward Serenity Waters scored two goals, including the game-winning marker in the 92nd minute, as UNCW secured a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Soccer Championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Elon at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Seahawks, who improved to 10-5-3 overall and 4-3-2 in the CAA, won their second straight game. Meanwhile, Elon dropped to 7-9-3 overall with a 2-5-2 mark in league play.

Waters, who posted her first two-goal game of the season, secured the victory for the Seahawks when she took a pass from freshman midfielder Brittany Matsinger and scored on a 20-yard blast for her ninth goal of the season.
Elon took a quick 1-0 lead in the fourth minute when Kendall Bellotti headed in a corner kick from graduate student Bria Bassfor her third goal of the season.
The Phoenix held the advantage until the 77th minute when Waters knocked in a shot from inside the six-yard area to even the score.
Senior goalkeeper Liisa Rahkola earned the win for the Seahawks despite not recording a save.
Freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Fowler made two saves in the loss for the Phoenix, which were outshot by a 12-2 margin.
#SeahawkStats: UNCW remained undefeated in the all-time series against Elon, improving to 12-0-0 … The Seahawks have posted 10 or more wins for the second straight year … It is the first time UNCW has posted back-to-back victories since the 2008 and 2009 campaigns … The Seahawks also earned their 25th win over the last two years, matching the best two-year mark in program history … UNCW combined to win 25 games in 2008 and 2009 … Waters netted her fifth game-winning goal of the season … Matsinger recorded the first point of her college career with the assist on Waters' game-winning goal … UNCW scored two or more goals for the 10th time this season, improving to 9-0-1 in those games … The Seahawks earned their first overtime win of the season in five overtime games (1-1-3) … UNCW improved to 8-0-0 this season when Waters scores a goal and 9-0-1 when she records a point.
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks, who secured the fourth seed in the CAA Championship, host fifth-seeded William & Mary in a quarterfinal game on Sunday, Oct. 30, at a time to be determined. 

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