PARKVILLE, Mo. – The Park University women's soccer team hosted No. 13 Columbia College in the 2016 American Midwest Conference Women's Soccer Championship game. The Pirates (13-4-1) fell to the Cougars (18-1-2) 3-0.
"It was a tough game as a championship game should be but we did not do the things needed to win," said Park coach Ken Hefner. "Our season is not done. The regular season is done but now we have a chance to better ourselves during the national tournament and we will be ready for that opportunity."
In the first half, the Cougars' Molly Klein scored in the 31st minute. The Cougars outshot the Pirates 12 to two in the first half.
At the start of the second half, the Cougars' Kelsey Mirts found Lucy Kingsley in the 46th minute, to net the second goal. In the 63rd minute, Mirts took a shot from 20 yards out with an empty net, she put the Cougars up 3-0. The Cougars outshot the Pirates seven to four in the second half.
The Pirates' Amy Roskell and Imogen Bullivant both got some playing time in the net. Roskell played 71 minutes, allowing three goals and making eight saves in the game. She had faced 12 shots that were on goal. Roskell picks up the loss in the net for the Pirates. Bullivant played the last 18 minutes of the game for the Pirates. The Cougars' Flavia Rosado picks up the shutout with making one save in the game.
"Congratulations to the award winners as they deserve," said Hefner. "Congratulations to the seniors as they played their last game at home. They have represented Park well. Finally, to all the fans at the game it was a great atmosphere to be part of and representing Park. Thank you for your support."
Check www.parkathletics.com to see who the Pirates will face and where they will go for the Opening Round of the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship game on Saturday, November 19.