No. 5 Abilene Christian Tops No. 7 Stephen F. Austin 3-1 For Southland Title

first_imgWSOC: Vestal finds Arteaga for the 2nd time today, making it 3-0 @ACU_Soccer over @SFA_Soccer. 59:32 expired.Watch on ESPN+.?? https://t.co/6OVaPYADuu???? @espn apps?? https://t.co/wJwj7PWEdz#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/gnfDcYBzg5— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 4, 2018 Just four minutes later, ACU doubled its lead as Caity Acosta trapped a clearance pass and fired one into the upper left corner from nearly 30 yards out.WSOC: Acosta with a beautiful strike, putting @ACU_Soccer up 2-0 vs. @SFA_Soccer. 35:20 expired in Southland Championship.Watch LIVE on ESPN+. Victor earns @NCAASoccer auto bid.?? https://t.co/6OVaPYADuu???? @espn apps?? https://t.co/wJwj7PWEdz#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/Kbm5wrVVhz— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 4, 2018 The Wildcats await their first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament, which will be announced during Monday’s Selection Show. Doing what it’s done all season, the Abilene Christian defense withstood a flurry of shots just beyond the six-yard box in the 11th minute and kept the Ladyjacks off the board through the first 45, maintaining their feat of not allowing a first-half score all season. WSOC: Jennings goal, Haynes assist. @SFA_Soccer gets on the board and trims deficit to 3-1 vs. @ACU_Soccer. 73:40 expired.Watch on ESPN+.?? https://t.co/6OVaPYADuu???? @espn apps?? https://t.co/wJwj7PWEdz#SouthlandStrong ?? pic.twitter.com/cNSBkj3MIu— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 4, 2018 Arteaga struck again in the 60th minute after a one-time attempt on a cross from Vestal was blocked and her second attempt went past the outstretched hand of Madison Talbot to extend the lead to 3-0. Box Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – In just their second full year of eligibility in the conference, Abilene Christian claimed the 2018 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament title with a 3-1 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon at the LU Soccer Complex. WSOC: GOAL by Arteaga, assist Vestal. @ACU_Soccer takes 1-0 lead in Southland Championship vs. @SFA_Soccer.Watch LIVE on ESPN+.?? https://t.co/6OVaPYADuu???? @espn apps?? https://t.co/wJwj7PWEdz#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/O1wBRIvMTU— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 4, 2018 SFA trimmed the deficit to two goals in the 73rd minute on a diving attempt from Katie Jennings with assists credited to Teia Haynes and Breanna Moore. The Wildcats opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, when Christina Arteaga collected a cross from Samantha Vestal, then turned and curled one into the lower left corner for her first goal of the tournament. 2018 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament All-Tournament TeamShay Johnson, Abilene Christian (MVP)Caity Acosta, Abilene ChristianChristina Arteaga, Abilene ChristianMichelle Mulrooney, Abilene ChristianCarli Arthurs, Stephen F. AustinSophie Fondren, Stephen F. AustinKatelyn Termini, Stephen F. AustinMadison Ledet, LamarSophia Manibo, LamarCamille Bassett, Central ArkansasLauren Mercuri, Central Arkansaslast_img read more