Women’s soccer team makes history and advances to national championship on December 1
Second-half goals from sophomore Amanda Ebbesson (Solna, Sweden) and junior Maegen Doyle (Harwich, England) helped lift the University of Bridgeport women's soccer team to a 2-0 win over the UC San Diego Tritons in semifinals of the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament on Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Purple Knights, who will be making the program's first-ever NCAA National Championship appearance in women's soccer, will face Grand Valley State at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. UB is now 19-4-1 overall.
Doyle gave the Purple Knights a much-needed insurance goal when she hammered home a free kick from well beyond the penalty box at the 73: 00-minute mark for her 28th goal the season. Doyle now has scored in seventeen straight matches in which she has played.
UB senior goalkeeper Jennifer Wendelius (Lidingo, Sweden) made four saves to earn the shutout.
Six countries are represented on UB’s roster.
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