November 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech women’s soccer team fell one game short of capturing the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Tournament championship and advancing to the NAIA National Championship in 2012, but still completed one of the best seasons in program history.
The Warriors finished the year with a 16-4-1 overall record with a 6-2 mark in the conference, and finished in second place in the regular season standings.
Their second place finish gave Tech the No. 2-seed for the postseason tournament, where they defeated No. 7-seed Concordia University in the quarterfinals 2-1 in double overtime and followed it with a 3-1 victory over No. 6-seed Aquinas College to set up a meeting with the regular season champions, and No. 1-seed, Davenport University for the conference crown.
However, after rallying from a 3-2 deficit late in the match to tie the score, the Warriors would fall to the 22nd ranked Panthers in a shootout and end Tech’s postseason run.
Tech began the season with a 5-1 win against crosstown rival University of Saint Francis to bring home the Fort Wayne Cup for the first time in the five year history of the trophy.
Tori Singstock (Southgate, MI/Southgate Anderson) scored three goals in her debut game against the Cougars and you could tell it was going to be a special season for the freshman who was eventually honored as the WHAC Offensive Player of the Year after tallying a school record 23 goals.
The Warriors came charging out of the gates, beginning the season with a 5-1 record. After suffering a tough 2-1 loss to Trinity Christian College in the home opener, Tech went on a seven game winning streak to move to 12-2 overall.
With an unbeaten record in league play, the Warriors traveled to Davenport on Oct. 13 for a battle for the top spot in the conference. On a wet and rainy night, DU would get a pair of early goals and hang on for a 2-1 win to take control of the WHAC.
Tech would win two of its next three to finish the regular season, setting up their postseason run to the championship game.
Singstock, and juniors Jordan Roell (Guilford, IN/East Central) and Natalie Zimmerman (Berkley, MI/Berkley) were named First Team All-Conference performers while freshman Megan Perrey (Avon, IN/Avong) garnered an Honorable Mention nod.
With three premier goal scorers and one of the top goalkeepers in the conference returning, the future looks bright for the Warriors in 2013.
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