Northwestern Ohio Races Past William Woods in Opening Round
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Women's Soccer - Sun, Nov. 23, 2014
William Woods University
(8)Northwestern Ohio
William Woods (Mo.) (12-7-3)000
Northwestern Ohio (19-1-1)134
Lima, Ohio
Scoring Summary
120:11Alice Coyne (Northwestern Ohio)
147:02Alice Coyne (Northwestern Ohio)
158:50Alice Coyne (Northwestern Ohio)
174:58Kaitlynn Gronas (Northwestern Ohio)
William Woods (Mo.)Indv. LeadersNorthwestern Ohio
NoneGoals#26 Alice Coyne - 3
NoneAssists 2 Players (#9,#11) - 1
#6 Jamie Palermo - 2Shots #10 Laura Stone - 5
#1 Brittany Griffin - 8Saves #39 Nadine Stonjek - 4
William Woods (Mo.)Team StatisticsNorthwestern Ohio
5 (4)Shots (on goal) 23 (12)
8Saves 4
0Fouls 0
0Corner Kicks 4
0Offsides 3

LIMA, Ohio – As the week unfolded at the University of Northwestern Ohio, the weather looked like it would be the biggest story of the weekend, as the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament Opening Round came to the UNOH campus. In the end, the story was the second half for the Racers.


Alice Coyne broke the game open with two goals in an 11-minute span midway through the second period, as the Racers (19-1-1) turned a 1-0 halftime lead over William Woods (12-7-3) into a 4-0 win.

Coyne opened the scoring on a corner kick in the 21st minute of the match, sending a left-footed ball into the area which William Woods goalkeeper Brittany Griffin caught, but she was in the goal when she did so, and the goal was counted for Coyne's 14th of the season to put UNOH ahead 1-0.


"It was a game of two halves," noted Racers' head coach Stuart Gore. "I thought the first goal really settled us down after a bit of a jittery start. In the second half, we played much cleaner, and in the end, we got the result we deserved."


The game went to the half with UNOH up 1-0, but just over two minutes into the second period, Coyne struck again. The senior picked the pocket of a William Woods defender at the top of the Owls' penalty area and fired a shot into the goal for her second unassisted tally of the day. In the 59th minute, Hanna Ruohomaa found Coyne again, and Coyne capped off the hat-trick with her 16th goal of the season. Kaitlynn Gronas added her sixth goal of the season in the 75th minute to round out the scoring, with Ella Huusko earning the assist.


Nadine Stonjek (19-1-1) earned her 18th shutout in goal for the Racers, moving to within one shutout of the NAIA's single season record with the four-save performance.


The Racers now qualify for a trip to the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C. in Orange Beach, Alabama. The Round of 16 match will take place on Monday, December 1 at 4 p.m., and it will pit the Racers against The Master's College Mustangs (13-5-1) from Santa Clarita, California.