November 8, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s soccer team will meet the 22nd ranked Davenport University Panthers in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, Nov. 9 for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championship.
The match features the league’s top two teams as the Warriors enter as the tournament’s No. 2 seed while Davenport (17-2, 8-0 WHAC) holds the No. 1 seed.
The Panthers prevailed on their home field in the previous meeting between the two sides earlier this season. DU scored two goals in the first 10:39 of the match and made them stand, holding on for a 2-1 victory.
Indiana Tech (16-4, 6-2 WHAC) comes in as the conference’s top offense, scoring 67 goals this season. The Warriors are led by the WHAC Offensive Player of the Year, freshman Tori Singstock (Southgate, MI/Southgate Anderson). Singstock, also the Newcomer of the Year, scored a league-high 18 goals with three assists.
The Tech defense is anchored by First Team All-WHAC selection Jordan Roell (Guilford, IN/East Central). Roell has had a great season in goal for the Warriors, ranking as one of the conference’s top keepers allowing 1.30 goals per game and owning a 0.791 save percentage.
The Warriors have also gotten key contributions from freshman Megan Perrey (Avon, IN/Avon) and junior Natalie Zimmerman (Berkley, MI/Berkley). Perrey scored 15 goals with three assists during the regular season and Zimmerman added 11 goals with eight assists.
Tech’s high-powered offense will be put to the test though against the Panthers, who allowed the fewest goals per game in the conference.
Additionally, the Davenport defense features the WHAC’s Defensive Player of the Year in goalkeeper Michelle Marcus. Marcus has allowed just 12 goals in 19 games this season for a 0.66 goals against average, which ranks 16th in the NAIA, while posting six shutouts.
Davenport also has one of the conference’s top offenses, ranking second in the WHAC behind Tech. Paige Eli and Lizzie Paul lead the way for the Panthers with 10 goals each while Paul has also handed out 10 assists.
The Warriors and Panthers will kickoff Friday night’s championship match at the DU Turf Field at 7 p.m.
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