Capital Prepares for the 2019 OAC Women’s Soccer Tournament Semifinals

Capital Prepares for the 2019 OAC Women’s Soccer Tournament Semifinals

By: Allison Lowe, assistant sports information director  

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Following the conclusion of its 2019 regular season, Capital Women's Soccer has secured the No. 2 seed in the OAC Women's Soccer Tournament. In the semifinals, the Crusaders will take on No. 3 seed Otterbein University at Bernlohr Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m on Thursday. 


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2019 Regular Season 

Capital secured the No. 2 seed in the 2019 OAC Tournament after finishing the season with a conference record of 7-2-0. The Crusaders started off their season on a high note, defeating Olivet College, 3-0. The Crusaders hit the road, dropping a 3-0 decision to Wheaton College. Despite the loss, the Crusaders came back to defeat the No. 15 team in the country, Hope College. The Purple and White picked up wins throughout the remainder of the season with close losses sprinkled in on occasion. 

Players to Watch 

Capital has several strong players that are certain to make impacts throughout the tournament, the first being senior Jordan Fike (Powell Ohio). Fike leads the team in points this year and tied for third in the OAC. Fike is also tied for second in assists (10) and is tied for fourth in goals (10). Freshman Avery Hart (Pickerington, Ohio), like Fike, has 10 goals this season, tied for fourth in the OAC. Senior Allyssa Kimbler (London, Ohio) is another player to watch. The defender has six goals and one assist good for 13 points. Not only will the Crusaders be tough to beat on the field, but in net as well. Junior goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann (Zionsville, Ind.) is tied for first in the OAC in goals against. Bachmann has only allowed 14 goals to be scored in the entirety of the season. 

The Cardinals will be strong offensively. Junior Bella Shivley leads the OAC in goals (22), assists (11), and points (55).  Sophomore Delaney Earl is also an impact player for the Cardinals. Earl is an OAC individual offense leader, ranking third in goals (12). Junior Erin Gordon is likely to play in goal for Otterbein. Gordan has a 1.03 goals-against average and a save percentage of .716 this season. 

Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, November 5 Quarterfinals
#6 Wilmington (4-5-0) at #3 Otterbein (7-2-0) – Otterbein 2, Wilmington 1 (2OT)
#5 Baldwin Wallace (4-4-1) at #4 John Carroll (5-3-1) – John Carroll 3, Baldwin Wallace 0 

Thursday, November 7 Semifinals
#4 John Carroll at #1 Ohio Northern (9-0-0) – 2:00 
#3 Otterbein at #2 Capital (7-2-0) – 4:00 

Saturday, November 9 Finals at highest remaining seed 

Admission 

Adults                        
$8.00 Single Game                   
$12.00 Doubleheader                                         

Seniors (62) or Military  
$6.00 Single Game
$8.00 Doubleheader     

Non-OAC Students        
$3.00 Single Game       
$5.00 Doubleheader                                                       

OAC students are admitted free of charge with valid ID.

OAC 2019-20 passes are not valid for the tournament

OAC Lifetime passes will be honored