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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Falcons advance to championship match

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sophomore forward Amanda Johnson scored two goals and assisted on the third Thursday to send fourth-ranked Seattle Pacific into the championship game of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament with a 3-1 semifinal victory over No. 12 Metro State at Pepin Stadium.

SPU, which improved to 21-1-2, will meet either No. 2 West Florida or No. 21 Saint Rose in Saturday’s championship game at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

The Falcons will be making their second championship game appearance. They suffered a 2-1 overtime decision against Nebraska-Omaha in 2005. SPU is participating in the Final Four for the third time in the last four years.

Coach Chuck Sekyra has directed the Falcons into the NCAA Tournament in each of his six seasons, including three Final Four berths. He expected his experienced team to start strong.

“This is how it should go. This is our third time here in four years, we should come out confident,” he explained. “We knew what to expect. I’ve got a very intelligent team and they’ve learned that you have to get after it from the first minute.”

Read the entire article at SPUFalcons.com

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