Lions move to GSC Finals; Name six to All-GSC Team

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – For the second straight year the University of North Alabama women’s soccer team will play in the Gulf South Conference Tournament Championship Game after the Lions downed Christian Brothers 2-0 Friday in the semifinals.

UNA will meet West Florida, a 5-0 winner over-Harding, on Sunday at noon at Brosnaham Park in the GSC Championship Game.

North Alabama got a first half goal against Christian Brothers from Heather Farmer, off an assist from Nikki Brown at 43:26 of the first half. It was Farmer’s fourth goal of the season and Brown’s 15th assist.

The match remained 1-0 until the 76th minute when Chloe Roberts scored an unassisted goal to make it 2-0. It was the 27th goal of the season for Roberts, tying her for the Division II National lead. It was also her 59th career goal in just two seasons at UNA.

North Alabama dominated the match, out-shooting CBU 28 to 5. UNA goalkeeper Alex McLay had two saves on the way to recording her seventh shutout of the season and 17th of her career.

UNA had also defeated Christian Brothers 2-0 back on October 5.

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LIONS PLACE SIX ON ALL-GSC WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of North Alabama had six players selected to the 2010 All-Gulf South Conference women’s soccer team.  The Lions, 15-3 overall entering this weekend’s Gulf South Conference Tournament, led  all teams with three unanimous selections on the All-GSC first-team and was second overall with six players recognized.

2009 GSC Player and Freshman of the Year Chloe Roberts was joined on the first-team by fellow sophomores Julia Osmond (defender), Nikki Brown and Jo Chubb(midfielders) as repeat choices to the

first-team. Osmond and Brown rounded out the unanimous selections while two-time first-team goalkeeper Alex McLay and 2008 second-team midfielder Hollie Loudgarnered second-team accolades.

Roberts [leads] Division II with [27] goals, while Brown is second nationally in assists with 14. McLay has six shutouts this season and 16 during her career with the Lions. Despite being a defender, Osmond scored four goals for the Lions, while Chubb had three goals and four assists and Loud scored five goals and added one assist.

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