Cahynova, Coyne Lift Racers to NAIA Quarterfinals
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Women's Soccer - Mon, Dec. 1, 2014
(16)The Master's University
(8)Northwestern Ohio
The Master's (13-6-1)011
Northwestern Ohio (20-1-1)202
Orange Beach, Ala.
Scoring Summary
119:37Klara Cahynova (Northwestern Ohio)
126:58Alice Coyne (Northwestern Ohio)
266:41Stephanie ALBRIGHT (The Master's)
The Master'sIndv. LeadersNorthwestern Ohio
#9 Stephanie ALBRIGHT - 1Goals2 Players (#4,#26) - 1
NoneAssists #3 Rachel Head - 1
#1 Katie FARRIS - 3Shots #26 Alice Coyne - 4
#41 Tita GARCIA - 2Saves #39 Nadine Stonjek - 3
The Master'sTeam StatisticsNorthwestern Ohio
10 (4)Shots (on goal) 9 (4)
2Saves 3
12Fouls 9
3Corner Kicks 5
0Offsides 4

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The University of Northwestern Ohio women's soccer team moved one step closer to their goal of winning a National Championship on Monday afternoon, but the final minutes of the match provided plenty of drama.


The Racers (20-1-1) got two early goals to take a 2-0 lead in the first half, but UNOH needed a good save from Nadine Stonjek in the final seconds to preserve a 2-1 victory over The Master's College (13-6-1) at the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C.

UNOH got the offense rolling in the 20th minute. Rachel Head found Klara Cahynova inside the Mustangs' penalty area, and Cahynova beat TMC goalkeeper Tita Garcia from six yards out to put the Racers on top 1-0. Seven minutes later, Alice Coyne picked up her team-leading 17th goal of the season, burying a free kick from 25 yards into the upper right corner of the goal to double the UNOH advantage.


The Master's, however, came at the Racers full bore in the second half. The Mustangs controlled the play for long stretches of the second half, posting a 7-1 edge in shots, and the only two shots on target in the frame. In the 67th minute, the Mustangs' Stephanie Albright tallied her third goal of the season to cut the Racers' lead to 2-1, and the Master's kept the pressure on UNOH. TMC took three of the final four shots in the match, including a chance from leading scorer Katie Farris with 12 seconds to play, but Stonjek made a good save to preserve the 2-1 win for the Racers.


Coyne's goal proved to be her eighth game winning goal of the season, extending her UNOH single season record. Stonjek (20-1-1) helped the Racers break another Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference record in the match, earning the Racers their 20th win of the season, passing the 2013 record of Davenport University and the 2000 season for Madonna University.


UNOH now advances to the Quarterfinal round, with their match scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday afternoon. Their opponent in the quarterfinal round will be the defending NAIA National Champion Concordia University (Ore.) Cavaliers (18-1-2).