(Watch Ullman's postmatch interview here)
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior midfielder Shaundra Ullman could not have picked a better time to score her first goal of the season. Ullman scored the game-winning goal for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's soccer team in a 1-0 win over No. 2 seed Pomona-Pitzer in the semifinals of the SCIAC Postseason Women's Soccer Tournament at Pomona-Pitzer's soccer field on Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, CMS advanced to the postseason tournament final and faces top-seeded Cal Lutheran. The final will be at 5:00 pm on Saturday in Thousand Oaks. The match can be followed live via Live Stats or Video.
This is the Athenas first time back in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament finals since 2009 after three-straight, overtime penalty kick losses in the semifinals from 2010-2012.
Ullman's goal for CMS (9-8-3) came in the second half in the 54th minute. She intercepted an errant pass from Pomona-Pitzer's goalie and snuck the ball just inside the right post for the game-winner.
Later in the second half, CMS turned away a few Pomona-Pitzer (13-4-1) scoring opportunities including a ball that Pomona-Pitzer crossed and CMS senior goalie Hannah Dunham knocked away. Dunham had three saves for the Athenas.
CMS outshot Pomona-Pitzer 7-6 in the game as all seven shots for CMS came from different players, while the defense held Pomona-Pitzer's Allie Tao, the SCIAC's third-leading goal scorer, to just one shot on the afternoon.
Box score: http://cmsathletics.org/sports/wsoc/2013-14/boxscores/20131107_ni28.xml
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