COLUMBUS – The Capital University women's soccer captured the 2013 Ohio Athletic Conference title, winning 1-0 against Otterbein on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday's game also marked the women's soccer team's Class of 2014 senior day at Bernlohr Stadium.
"I am especially proud of the team spirit of this group," said head coach Chris Kouns. "When we found out we were playing for the OAC Championship the entire team was focused on doing what was necessary to help achieve this team goal. It is always gratifying when you see a team come together with the overall success in mind over individual priorities and as a result this team was able to give our senior class their second OAC Championship in the past three years. This honor puts their class in rare company and it is a legacy that no one can take away from them."
A scoreless 43 minutes passed before freshman Claire Quinn tallied the lone goal of the match on a shot that was struck into the back of the net, giving Capital a 1-0 advantage heading into halftime.
As the second half of play unfolded, an aggressive attack on both sides of the field was the source of a miniscule amount of nine total shots combined in the second half.
The Cardinals managed to attempt a few attempts on goal in the final half, but to no avail, as senior goalkeeper Maggie Donnellan locked down the net for the Crusaders throughout the entire match.
In total, Capital managed to manufacture three of its seven shots on goal, while Otterbein tallied seven of its eight shots on goal.
Leading the way for the Crusaders was Quinn, who recorded her first goal of the season, while Donnellan saved all seven shots on goal that she faced.
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