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Schepers, Schwartz tally second-half goals to win

Schepers, Schwartz tally second-half goals to win

THE FACTS
McDaniel (17-6) 2, Springfield (14-7-3)
What: ECAC women's soccer semifinal
When:
Sunday, Nov. 24
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel tallied twice in the five-minute span of the second half to top Springfield 2-0 in the ECAC final.

THE LEADERS
Hannah Schepers (Port Deposit, Md./St. Mark's) broke up the scoreless deadlock in the 62nd minute.
• Maddie Schwartz (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) added an insurance goal just 4:27 later.

FOR THE FOES
• Caitlin Normoyle made six saves in goal for the Pride.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Off a goal kick that hung up in a stiff wind gust, Kristen Worry (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) lofted a ball in from the right side that Hannah Schepers was able to head home to break up the double shutout at the 61:59 mark.
• In the 67th minute, Maddie Schwartz turned and fired from top of the box, sliding the ball into the lower-right corner directly off a Kiersten Crowley (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) throw-in.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Each team took 14 shots in the game. Springfield held a 10-4 advantage in the first half but eight Green Terror saves, including seven from Katherine Carstensen (Pearl River, N.Y./Pearl River), kept the game scoreless. McDaniel turned the tables with a 10-4 advantage in the second half.
• Carstensen finished the game with nine saves while McDaniel also had two defenders clear shots off the line.
• The Green Terror won all four ECAC tournament games by shutout. It was the second straight year McDaniel won the title.
Hannah Schepers, Maddie Schwartz, Katherine Carstensen, Kristen Worry and Megan Henderson (East Windsor, N.J./Notre Dame) earned spots on the all-tournament team. Worry was tabbed MVP.
• Worry broke the program record for assists in a single season.

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