DECATUR, Ala. - Oklahoma City University women's soccer fell 2-1 to Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Monday in the second round of the NAIA National Championship at a soggy Jack Allen Recreation Complex.
The Stars, ranked 23rd in the NAIA, mounted a late effort to tie the match, but fell short finishing their season with an overall record of 17-3-2.
OCU has been defeated in the second round of the NAIA national championship for two straight seasons, falling 3-2 to Azusa Pacific in 2010.
Game time conditions consisted of temperatures in the high 30s, strong wind and snow fall leading to sloppy field conditions.
Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson got on the scoreboard first in the 30th minute when the Blue Raiders were awarded a penalty kick. Mia Persson shot toward the right goalpost, beating sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Bechtold to make the score 1-0.
The Stars equalized in the 42nd minute when junior Sheridan Horner found sophomore Meghan McMahon who scored her 19th goal of the season to make the score 1-1.
In the second half, a mixture of snow and rain continued to fall and caused problems for both teams.
Lindsey Wilson jumped back on top in the 61th minute when Ida Gregersen took a corner kick and found Laerke Michaelsen who scored to make the score 2-1.
In the 84th minute McMahon got a shot past goalkeeper Jordan Morrison but the ball was slowed down by the soggy field and was cleared by Lindsey Wilson defenders before it crossed the goal line.
McMahon got another shot on goal in the 88th minute, but Morrison made the save to end the match with a score of 2-1.
The Stars outshot Lindsey Wilson 12-10 but only put four shots on goal in the contest.
Bechtold allowed two goals and made three saves in 90 minutes of work for the OCU.