PENSACOLA, Fla. - Freshman Goaltender Morgan Luckie came up with a dramatic save of the highest magnitude on Friday as top-ranked Armstrong State University advanced in the sudden victory stage of a shootout over Columbus State in the Southeast Regional finals of the NCAA Division II Womens Soccer Tournament.
Armstrong State will meet number two ranked West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. for a berth in national Final Four on Sunday.
Fridays game produced a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime. In the first round of the shootout both teams converted five straight penalty kicks.
In the sudden victory round of the shootout freshman defender Taylor Russell converted for the Pirates and Luckie stopped the try of Kayla Brown to her team 19-1-2 into Sundays quarter-finals.
Luckie, who is the daughter of Ogdensburg natives Jamie and Candace (Barr) Luckie of Charlotte, N.N., finished with four saves before making her stop in the shootout.
MORROW CAPS FINE YEAR
Ogdensburgs Jared Morrow completed a strong sophomore season in the defensive backfield of Hartwick College on Saturday. Morrow, a former OFA standout, stopped an Alfred drive with his third interception of the season but the 7-3 Saxons scored 30 straight points in the second half to secure a 30-13 victory over the 3-7 Hawks.
Morrow, the son of George and Sue Morrow, led Hartwick with three intercetpions, tied for the team in breakups with three and finished fourth on the team with 46 tackles.