|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) (6-8-4, 4-5-3 AMC )||1||0||0||0||1|
|Williams Baptist (Ark.) (6-7-2, 5-5-2 AMC)||1||0||0||0||1|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|1||03:41||Cara Cook (Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.))|
|1||04:24||Dora Lwamba (Williams Baptist (Ark.))|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|#9 Cara Cook - 1||Goals||#6 Dora Lwamba - 1|
|#6 Kendal Welch - 1||Assists||#18 Maddie Mead - 1|
|#6 Kendal Welch - 4||Shots||#18 Maddie Mead - 3|
|#0 Rose Morran - 4||Saves||#34 Jasmine Espinoza - 5|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist (Ark.)|
|13 (6)||Shots (on goal)||10 (5)|
Walnut Ridge, Ark. - A 1-1 double overtime decision on Saturday afternoon was good enough for the Williams Baptist College women's soccer team to clinch the sixth seed in the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament. WBC tied with Hannibal-LaGrange University.
This is the first time the Lady Eagles have qualified for the AMC tournament. The team's 6-7-2 overall record and 5-5-2 record in conference play also set records for the fourth year program.
"The girls are an incredible story," stated Head Coach Shane Stolz. "To finish sixth in this tough of a conference is incredible. Now we want to go on and win the tournament!"
The scoring against Hannibal started early, with the Trojans striking first in the fourth minute of play.
One minute later, senior Dora Lwamba (SR/Olive Branch, Miss. ), the only senior Lady Eagle on the team, connected with the game-tying goal with a beautiful header off a corner kick from teammate Maddie Mead (JR/Batesville, Ark. ).
Jasmine Espinoza (FR/Fort Smith, Ark. ) had five saves in goal and Mead lead the team with two shots on goal.
"Today was a hard fought game," added Stolz. "We were missing Maria Ramirez (JR/White Hall, Ark. ) and had a few other injuries as well. The girls battled as they have all year long and got a result."
Williams will travel to Missouri Baptist University on Friday, November 4 for round one of the conference tournament. The Spartans are the third seeded team from the AMC. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m., in St. Peters, Mo., at the Tony Glavin Soccer Park.
For more information on the Lady Eagles soccer team, check out www.wbceagles.com.
Below is the AMC Tournament Bracket: