MONTGOMERY, AL - The Knights women's soccer team's season ended with a 6-1 loss to the #3 William Carey Crusaders in the semifinals of the SSAC Women's Soccer Championship in Montgomery, AL. The team fell behind 2-0 in the first 10 minutes then got a goal by Miagh Downey to cut the lead to 2-1 in the 31st minute after an hour and a half lightning delay. The Crusaders added 2 more goals in the half to lead 4-1 at half. Two more goals for the Crusaders in the second half gave them a 6-1 win for the second time this season against the Knights.
The Knights finished the season at 9-8-3 which was the 3rd time finishing at .500 or better in 5 seasons in the SSAC and NAIA. A 4-4 SSAC record matched the programs most conference wins of 4 from the 2015 season. The team scored a total of 32 goals which was the 3rd highest total for the program and 26 assists which was the 2nd highest total behind the 2015 team which had 32 on 42 goals.
Ronja Andersson's 7 shutouts was most by a goalie for the program and 1.79 goals against average (GAA) tied Brooke Best from the 2015 season for best GAA. Her 117 saves ranked 3rd for the program. As a team, there were 9 shutouts on teh season which was also a program record.
Hannah Theriault was the leading scorer with 14 goals on the season which was the 3rd highest behind Sam Silva who scored 19 in 2015 and 18 in 2017. She added 4 assists which gave her a total of 32 points for the season which was the 4th highest total behind Silva and Micayla Crenshaw with 40 each in 2015 and Silva with 36 in 2017. Her 5 Game Winning Goals (GWG) was 3rd behind Silva who had 8 in 2015 and 6 in 2017.
Miagh Downey was second on the team with 9 goals which tied for 5th most in the program and her 21 points was the 5th highest total.
Reagan Hyde led the team with 5 assists which was the 3rd highest total behind Crenshaw's 16 in 2015 and Lynn Ridell Montan's 6 in 2017.
Coach Gill finishhed his 12th season at the helm for the Knights and his record now stands at 35-46-7 in the NAIA, 115-92-13 for the women at MGA, and 183-130-24 overall at MGA. His overall coaching record in the NAIA for men and women combined is 121-116-19 and his all time coaching record for men and women is 320-225-43.