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Women’s soccer loses UAA crown in Chicago

By Ariel Wittenberg

Section: Sports

November 5, 2010

University of Chicago clinched the University Athletic Association (UAA) league title Sunday, as the Judges lost 2-0 at the away game. Had they won, the Judges could have moved into a tie for first place, but instead it was the first UAA crown for the Maroons since 1999.

Chicago scored both goals in the first seven minutes of the game, with Brigette Kragie opening the scoring at the 3:35 mark. After, Sarah Loh’s pass was tapped to Natalia Jovanovich, Kragie kicked the ball into the goal, her fifth goal of the season. Less than three minutes later, Liz Doman emerged from a scramble in front of the net and made her second goal of the season.

Chicago controlled play in the first half and outshot Brandies, 12-2. Sophomore Francine Kofinas made six of her nine saves in the opening 45 minutes of the game to keep the Judges within sight of victory.

The Judges were able to even the game in the second half with shots knotted at 8-8, but Maroon Goalie Emma Gormley had six stops to secure the shutout. Kofinas made three more stops in the second half, and midfielder Ellie Einhorn ’11 led the Judges with three shots as Sophia Vallone ’11 and Tiffany Pacheco ’11 had two each.

The Judges, third-ranked in New England, will play their season finale at New York University next weekend, where the team will look to solidify their post-season.

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