Women’s Soccer Loses on Penalty Kicks
The Kentucky Christian University women’s soccer team played in their final game of the NCCAA National Tournament Saturday at 10am against Maranatha Baptist Bible College. At the end of regulation the score was tied 2-2 and had to be decided on penalty kicks and Maranatha won.
For the first time in the National Tournament the Lady Knights were able to score when Freshman Kymmy Owens found the back of the net in the 18th minute. Maranatha was unable to answer until the 56th when they tied the game and 71st minute when they went up 2-1.
Freshman Erin Dillow evened up the game at two goals apiece in the 83rd minute of the game. With the game still tied at the end of regulation and winner still needed to be decided they went straight to penalty kicks. In order to keep the rest of the day on schedule, overtime periods were forgone.
Kentucky Christian was outshot in penalty kicks to lose the game. Head Coach Joshua Miller took a quick look back on the season, “I am proud of my team’s accomplishments this year on and off the field. Although we did not have the tournament results that we wanted we did have a good year. I am thankful to have been the coach of this year’s women’s soccer team. The future for our soccer team looks bright and we are excited and ready to work hard this coming year.”
At the end of the year the Lady Knights finished 6th place in the Nation, and we are all very proud of their effort and character. Coach Miller had a special thank you, “I would like to thank all of those who came out and supported my team this year.”