Women's SoccerGAMBIER, Ohio (November 3, 2005) In a Wednesday afternoon showdown that determined a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) tournament finals, the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops hung a 3-2 defeat on the Kenyon Ladies soccer team.
With the loss, Kenyon ends its campaign with a 10-7-1 record. The Battling Bishops move on to play top-seeded Denison University in Saturday's championship game.
The afternoon started out well for the Ladies as sophomore Jean Arnold notched her first of two goals at the 25:34 point of the first half. That score held up until just after the halftime break.
Just over two minutes into the second half, Ohio Wesleyan (12-5-0) first-year student Michelle Corbett answered Arnold's score and knotted things up with an unassisted goal.
Ohio Wesleyan showed why they led the conference in scoring as first-year student Allie Cozzone collected a rebound, pushing her team ahead for good. Ohio Wesleyan added another score to make a 3-1 advantage as Corbett found the back of the Ladies' net once again. Alicia Grambeau assisted on the first Corbett score.
Even as the final minutes ticked away, Kenyon didn't throw in the towel. Sophomore Amanda Drummond dribbled down the left side of the field and sent a crossing pass to Arnold in the middle of the field. Arnold then scored her fifth goal of the season and brought Kenyon within a one-goal deficit with just under three minutes left in the match.
Kenyon's second-place finish in the NCAC regular-season standings marks the best finish in College history.