NCAA First Round Recap (11/10): Centre 4, Wooster 0 - Boxscore
Wooster was eliminated by the fourth-ranked team in the nation in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament as Centre defeated the Scots 4-0.
The Wooster defense was able to hold off the Colonels' attack entering the half tied 0-0 after being outshot 6-1. The Colonels then saw scoring from four different players, finding the back of the net in the 54th, 55th, 71st and 73rd minutes of action.
The Scots' Mila Zunich (Avon, OH/Avon Lake) and Claire Davis (Brook Park, OH/Berea-Midpark) were able to connect on frame for the Wooster offense, but neither were able to put the Scots on the board.
Centre outshot the Scots 16-4, while Wooster goalkeeper Molly Hutter (Wake Forest, NC/Ravenscroft) collected five saves in the match.
Wooster, after making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996, concludes the year at 13-4-3, while Centre will move on to the second round to face the winner of the Chicago/Grove City game.
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Wooster Fighting Scots captured the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Women's Soccer Tournament Championship against Wittenberg, 4-0, on Saturday, Nov. 3., vaulting themselves back into the national tournament for the first time since 1996.
As tournament champions, Wooster earned the NCAC's automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer tournament and will take on the the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Champion, Centre (19-0-0).
Wooster took control early in Saturday's match with a goal from senior Erica White (Washington, Pa./Fort Cherry) in the ninth minute. The Fighting Scots extended their lead to 2-0 in the 23rd minute with goal from Devin Frisby (Goshen, Ky./Pomfret School (Conn.)). After halftime, an own goal pushed the Wooster to 3-0 before Miura Wiley (Chesire, Conn./Chesire Academy) scored the Fighting Scots fourth goal in the 48th minute.
Wooster (13-3-3) will travel to Danville, Ky. on Saturday, Nov. 10, (2 p.m.) for the first-round match. Historically, the teams have met three times as Centre holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series. Chicago (13-4-1) and Grove City (16-3-1) will meet in on the side of the four-team bracket. The winners of each match will face-off on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Centre's Andrew P. Amend Field (1 p.m.).