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Blugolds down Titans, advance to WIAC semifinals

Photo by Shane Opatz, UWEC Photo
Photo by Shane Opatz, UWEC Photo

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's soccer team defeated UW-Oshkosh 3-0 on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship (presented by Culver's).

Box Score | Photos | WIAC Championship Website

The Blugolds, seeded third in the tournament, scored 10 minutes into the contest, with Mercedes Wilson (So. – Dousman, WI/Kettle Moraine) getting credited with the goal and Emily Sullivan (Jr. – Medina, MN/Wayzata) earning the assist.

Wilson would tack on another goal at the 58:04 mark to net her sixth goal of the season. Hannah Schaetzel (So. – Germantown, WI) would tally the assist.

Less than 10 minutes later, Sullivan would seal the win over the sixth-seeded Titans with Ellie Lochner (Jr. – Phillips, WI) getting the assist.

Eau Claire outshot the Titans 17-11 and led 5-3 in corner kicks. Sammy Lefaive (Sr. – Coon Rapids, MN) tallied her 9th win of the season in goal saving all 8 shots on the day.

The Blugolds (9-7-1) advance to Thursday's semifinal round and will play at the No. 2 seed UW-Stevens Point at 2 p.m. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day or on the 'UWEC Blugolds' app on your mobile device.