It was another shutout victory for the Central Missouri women’s soccer team.
But this shutout was bigger than all the others: It puts the Jennies just a victory away from a national championship and an unbeaten season.
Central Missouri topped Mercy (N.Y.) 3-0 on Thursday at Swope Soccer Village in the semifinals of NCAA Division II national tournament. And with the win, the Jennies improved 25-0-0. It was their 21st shutout of the season.
Once again Ana Dilkes was in goal pacing the Central Missouri defense. Dilkes made two saves in nine shots faced.
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Megan Woolley, Makayla Toth and Jada Scott each scored for the Jennies. It was Scott’s 18th goal of the season.
Central Missouri is seeking the women’s soccer program’s first-ever national championship.
The Jennies will play Carson-Newman (Tenn.) in the title game at noon on Saturday at Swope Soccer Village.
Carson-Newman downed UC-Colorado Springs 2-1 in Thursday’s other semifinal. Carson-Newman is 21-0-1 and ranked No. 2, behind top-ranked Central Missouri, in the Division II rankings.
Carson-Newman is also seeking its first national title.