GROVE CITY, OH - All season long, the Lady Trailblazers have been riding a wave of momentum that could not be slowed down. After a tough start to the year due to some injuries, OCU was able to get back to full health and tear through their regular season conference schedule, finishing 1st in the RSC with an overall record of 10-5-2. Leading into the RSC Tournament, the Lady Trailblazers had not lost a game in over a month and stood two victories from advancing to the NAIA tournament. After defeating the Eagles from Cincinnati Christian in the semi-final, the team was set to take on the Pioneers from Point Park University. In the regular season when the two teams met, OCU pulled out a close victory, winning 2-1. The RSC Championship would prove to be a similar game, remaining close all the way till the end. The first half proved to be a battle of defense, as both teams dominated the defensive side of the ball, allowing very little room for shots on goal. In the second half, both teams would start to get offensive movement, but it wasn't until the 71st minute that Izzy Hunter of Point Park broke the tie by scoring a goal to make it 1-0. The Lady Trailblazers would try to tie it up, getting a couple quality shots, but failed to convert them. Point Park would add on another goal late, making the final score 2-0.
"We're obviously disappointed with how tonight turned out," said Head Coach Jake Warren. "I thought we gave it everything we had but it definitely hurt us to be missing a couple key girls from the lineup." Although the loss keeps OCU from qualifying for the NAIA tournament, the team will still participate in the NCCAA Tournament beginning tomorrow. The time, location, and opponent for that game are still TBA. For more information, please stay tuned to our twitter feed found on the main page of our site.
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