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OU soccer team falls to Cumberland

By The Herald Staff | 11/25/2013

LEBANON, Tenn. — The Ottawa women’s soccer team fell 1-0 Saturday in the NAIA National Tournament opening round to No. 9 Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

The first half was played to a scoreless tie. Both teams had six shots and two corner kicks apiece.

LEBANON, Tenn. — The Ottawa women’s soccer team fell 1-0 Saturday in the NAIA National Tournament opening round to No. 9 Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn.

The first half was played to a scoreless tie. Both teams had six shots and two corner kicks apiece.

Ottawa did have good scoring opportunities in both halves,

Junior forward Autumn Surage led Ottawa with five shots attempted.

Cumberland keeper Lindsay Kitson had five saves.

Cumberland broke through for the only goal in the match in the 63rd minute.

Kaitlin Phillips scored as she lifted a shot over Ottawa keeper Samantha Gitmed’s head.

Cumberland had a 13-12 edge in shots and a 6-5 advantage in shots on goal. Gitmed finished with five saves.

Ottawa was making its third NAIA national appearance in five years.

Ottawa previously qualified for nationals in 2009 and 2011. Ottawa lost all three matches by a goal.

Ottawa, the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament champions, finished the season at 13-7-2.

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