Women’s Soccer Season Ends in A-10 Semifinals
DAYTON, Ohio — Davidson’s postseason women’s soccer run ended with a 1-0 loss at Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinals Wednesday night.
The fourth-seeded Wildcats, who were 6-0-3 in their previous nine, close the season 13-3-4, with the most wins since 2009 and with a program-best five A-10 regular-season wins. Dayton, the No. 2 seed, advances to meet top-seeded Saint Louis in Sunday’s final.
“We’re obviously disappointed with the loss,” said coach Adam Denton. “We had some things go against us in key moments, but it’s been an incredible season, and I’m just really proud of what every single person on the team contributed this season.”
The night’s only goal came from Dayton’s Diana Benigno in the 24th minute, on an off-balance, angling, highlight-reel shot from the right.
“It was a great goal from distance,” said Denton.
The Wildcats finished with five shots-on-goal, including two from Sophia Caruso and one each from Hailey Braemer, Keeley Copper and Grace Voss. Caruso came closest to putting one into the back of the net, lofting a free kick on target in the 17th minute that nearly slipped past Flyers keeper Batoul Reda.
Saint Louis won Wednesday’s other semifinal, topping No. 6 Saint Joseph’s 2-0.