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Union Women's Soccer Rolls in Opening Round of TranSouth Tournament

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/23/2007 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs continued their record setting season with a 7-0 win over Cumberland University (Tenn.) in the first round of the TranSouth Conference Tournament. Union (13-4) advances to play a semifinal match versus the #2 seeded Bethel College Lady Wildcats on Friday, October 26 at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

Union' leading goal scorer on the season, Caitlin Zimmerman added three more goals to her Union record of 20 goals on the year. Zimmerman's three goals put Union up 3-0 in the first 35 minutes of play. It also marked her third hat-trick of the season. Nikki Burau added a goal in the 37th minute to put Union up 4-0 going into the half. In the second half, Candice Blackard recorded two straight goals, including a penalty kick goal just three minutes into the second half. Jill Landers added Union's seventh and final goal of the match.

For Union, Roxanna Skelton, Brooke Walker, and Cara Pasley each added one assist in the match.

Union starting goalie Laura Pla played a most uneventful 75 minutes, recording no saves. This week's TranSouth Defensive Player of the Week, Kaitie Moser, recorded two saves in the final 15 minutes of play.

Union out shot Cumberland 34-7 on the day, including 22-2 in shots-on-goal.

The 13 wins for Union as a team continues to add to the team record for wins in a season (the previous best was the 10 wins in 2006).


Steven Aldridge
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