Women’s Soccer Falls in Championship Game

Women’s Soccer Falls in Championship Game

The Susquehanna University Women's Soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Scranton University in the Landmark Conference Championship game Saturday in Scranton.

Susquehanna (14-4-2) fell behind early as Scranton (14-3-2) scored within the first three minutes of the game after converting on a corner kick for the early lead.

In the 29th minute, Scranton was awarded another corner kick and found the back of the net off a scramble in front of the goal taking the lead 2-0.

Despite being down, the River Hawks were able to get scoring chances on Scranton late in the first half.

The biggest threat came with 14 minutes left in the first half off a free kick just outside the box. A few River Hawks players were able to get their heads on the ball before the Scranton keeper grabbed the ball out of the air to break up the scoring opportunity.

After the game Head Coach Nick Hoover talked to his team after saying to leave with their heads held high.

"I told the team that they have to realize what you were a part of this year and how special that is," said Hoover. "There is nothing more we could have asked for as a coaching staff. The team poured everything into that game and they fought and battled as a team. I told them to walk off this field with their heads held high."

At 14-4-2 and ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, the River Hawks are still in contention for an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and will find out Monday if they are in the tournament field. The NCAA Selection show is broadcast at 1 p.m. Monday at www.ncaa.com.