|UW-Eau Claire (8-9-3)||0||0||0|
|1st - 11:31||Carina Krausert (UW-Whitewater)|
|2nd - 53:03||Carly Pottle (UW-Whitewater)|
|2nd - 61:36||Sierra High (UW-Whitewater)|
Sh: Caroline Henderson - 3
Sv: Nina Behrenbrinker - 6
3 Players (#7, #19, #27 - 1)
A: 2 Players (#10, #11 - 1)
Sh: 2 Players (#7, #16 - 3)
Sv: Jordan Myers - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||UW-Eau Claire||UW-Whitewater|
|Shots (on goal)||7 (2)||14 (9)|
WHITEWATER, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – While the UW-Eau Claire soccer team had a strong showing Tuesday in a 3-1 win over UW-Platteville in the first round of the WIAC Championship, the Blugolds were unable to get past No. 1-seed and 16th-ranked UW-Whitewater, falling 3-0 in the semifinals tonight.
The Warhawks struck first, scoring on a header in the 12th minute. After leading 1-0 at halftime, Whitewater scored two more goals early in the second half to get out to a 3-0 lead. The Warhawks found the back of the net at 53:03 and followed with another at 61:36.
Whitewater led the shot chart 14-7, 9-2 on-goal, and Blugolds goalkeeper Nina Behrenbrinker (Sr.-St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) finished the game with six saves. She finishes her career with 229 saves, playing in 61 games, 59 of which she started.
Caroline Henderson (So.-Duluth, Minn./East) led the Blugolds with three shots, one of which was on-goal. Paige LeGate (Sr.-Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port) had the other shot-on-goal while finishing with a total of two shots.
The Warhawks finished the game with 13 corner kicks while the Blugolds had three.
Whitewater, which remains unbeaten (15-0-4), advances to the finals of the WIAC Championship and will host UW-Oshkosh Saturday at 6 p.m. The winner will automatically qualify for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship.
The Blugolds end 2013 with an 8-9-3 overall record. They finished conference play with a 4-3-1 record, tied for fourth place.