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Forum staff reports, Published November 15 2010

NCAA D-III women's soccer tourrnament: Cobbers shut out, Wis.-Stevens Point gets late goal for win

FARIBAULT, Minn. – Sam Greer scored on a breakaway in the 79th minute to lift No. 22-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point to a 1-0 victory Sunday against Concordia in the second round of the NCAA Division III women’s soccer tournament.

“We competed today,” said Cobbers head coach Dan Weiler. “We played well. We have nothing to hang our heads about.”

The Cobbers (12-5-4) played the final 27-plus minutes short one player.

Concordia goalkeeper Ali Nelson got a red card and a game ejection for colliding with a Stevens Point player outside the

18-yard penalty box. Because Nelson was the last line of the defense, the ejection was automatic. That came at 62 minutes, 15 seconds.

“It was a big hill to climb when we got down to 10,” Weiler said.

The Cobbers missed a chance to advance to the Sweet 16 for a second year in a row. Concordia had 10 seniors play in their final match Sunday. This senior class helped the Cobbers earn three NCAA Division III tournament berths.

“They’ve all had fantastic careers,” Weiler said. “They really established us as a national-caliber team and they kept us there their whole career.”

The second round game was initially scheduled for Saturday at Macalester, but had to be moved to a different venue and day due to heavy snowfall.

Sunday’s game was played on a turf in a domed facility.

“It was the right call,” Weiler said. “We got to play where field conditions didn’t play a role in the outcome.”

FIRST HALF: No scoring.

SECOND HALF: 1, UWSP, Greer 78:32.

SAVES: UWSP, Hunter 1-2–3. CC, Nelson 7-1–8, Haddock 0-1–1.