Record: 3-2 Home: 2-2 Away: 1-0 Heart: 0-1
William Penn won its most league games in over a decade
William Penn won its most league games in over a decade
William Penn
(12)Benedictine (Kan.)
Women's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 4, 2016

Atchison, Kan.--The Statesmen women's soccer team pushed the top seed to the limit, but came up just shy of continuing its campaign with a 1-0 loss to Benedictine in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Friday.

#9 seed William Penn, which finishes its year at 7-10-1, was outshot 21-2, but was only one successful shot away from tying the matchup.

The 12th-ranked and top-seeded Ravens (16-3) were kept off the scoreboard through the first 45 minutes.  Unfortunately, a loose ball outside the box was drilled by BC's Emily Ambuul and it got past goalkeeper Adriana Borjon (Sr., Willits, Calif., Exercise Science) at the 51:12 mark.

Borjon finished with seven saves Friday.

The visitor's lone shot attempts (one in each half), by seniors Camila Parra (Brisbane, Australia, Biology) (on goal) and Alyce Correia (Perth, Australia, Elementary Education), did not break the plane of the goal as the navy and gold saw their season come to a close in Kansas.

William Penn's seven overall wins this fall tie for the most since 2005, while its four league wins are the most since that campaign.

The loss ends the careers of Borjon, Correia, Parra, AnnaMarie Urps (Wilton, Calif., Physical Education), and Dakotah Weaver (Knoxville, Iowa, Human Services).

"The last few games I felt we played as well as we could," Head Coach Willie McGowan said.  "We got stronger as the season progressed and played well when it was all on the line."

"We lose some quality players with this graduating class," McGowan added.  "I want to express my thanks to those seniors, the rest of our players, and my coaching staff for their hard work, effort, and commitment to this program.  They have improved this program and set the tone for us now to continue moving the program forward."