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Record: 0-17 Home: 0-8 Away: 0-9 HAAC: 0-11
Women's Soccer - Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
William Penn University
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Eagles came out with great focus on Saturday as they hosted William Penn on Senior Day, but despite controlling possession for much of the game, they were unable to scratch across a goal, falling 1-0.

The Eagles (0-13, 0-7) came out with a solid game plan against the Statesmen (6-5, 3-4), pressuring in key moments which led to 13 shots, including 7 on goal in the loss. Kristina Young and Alexis Sanchez led the way in attempts for the Eagles, combining for nine shots, including all seven shots on goal.

William Penn scored the lone goal of the day in the 28th minute when Graciela Belmontes found the net off of a free kick from just outside the box in the far corner. Belmontes snuck a shot past senior goalkeeper Shea Myer, who played a great first half despite giving up the goal.

Despite trailing 1-0 at the half, the Eagles never slowed down, taking a season-high eight shots in the final forty five minutes. Despite a few nice chances, though, the Eagles were never able to find the equalizer as they remained winless on the season.

Avila honored four seniors on Saturday; Kayla Young, Shea Myer Stacey Schimmel and Payton Huckabay. Three of the four Eagles earned the start in the match, with Myer starting in goal in the first half and Schimmel playing in goal in the second half. Myer and Schimmel each made three saves in the match.

Avila will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to take on the Culver-Stockton Wildcats at 5 p.m. in Canton, Mo.

BOX SCORE: William Penn at Avila