Women's soccer ends regular season with five straight wins
Musketeers to play Saint Joseph's in first round of Atlantic 10 Tournament
11/03/03The Xavier University womens soccer team recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Sunday in its regular season finale. The Musketeers, who have won five straight matches, raised their records to 11-7-1 overall and 7-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference while Duquesne fell to 4-6-1 in the A-10 and 8-10-2 overall.
Xavier opens play in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6, against Saint Josephs University. The tournament, which includes only the top six regular season finishers among the 12 A-10 schools, is being played Nov. 6, 7 and 9 at the University of Richmond, Va.
Highlights of Sundays game include sophomore Meredith Frendts pair of goals to lead the Musketeer offense. Fellow sophomore Angie Scarlato also scored a goal and recorded an assist.
Xavier opened the scoring at the 11:44 mark as Frendt found the back of the net, finishing off a pass from Scarlato. Duquesne answered with a goal at the 29:45 mark to tie the score at 1-1, which remained on the scoreboard at halftime.
Duquesne jumped out to a 2-1 lead with a goal early in the second half at 49:29, but the Musketeers would not go away. This time it was Scarlatos turn to score as she recorded an unassisted goal at the 68:25 mark. Frendt scored what proved to be the game-winner on an unassisted scoring play at 81:31.
Xavier has recorded 15 straight winning seasons and has recorded winning seasons in each of its nine seasons of Atlantic 10 play.
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