Xavier University’s women’s soccer program finished runner-up in the Big East Championship Sunday to No. 18 Georgetown, 1-0, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland.
Georgetown’s goal in the 59th minute proved to be the difference maker.
Triton Central graduate Rachel Dewey (photo) played 83 minutes for Xavier (13-3-5).
The Musketeers reached the tournament championship match with a 3-1 double-overtime win over St. John’s Thursday. Xavier trailed 1-0 before tying the match and sending it to overtime where it scored twice.
Xavier learned Monday it will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee, to face the No. 6 seed University of Tennessee Friday in the 2022 NCAA Championship tournament.
The Musketeers will make their fifth appearance (1998, 2000, 2019, 2021) in the NCAA tournament. Xavier is 2-4 all-time against the Volunteers (11-5-2 this season).
The winner advances to the second round to face the winner of the No. 3 Virginia and Fairleigh Dickinson match.
Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.
The Triton Central graduate scored a team-high 14 points Monday to lead the Loyola Ramblers to a season-opening 60-51 victory at Western Michigan.
Loyola led wire-to-wire.
The Triton Central graduate grabbed two rebounds Monday in Samford’s season-opening loss to Troy, 66-62.
Stephens transferred from the University of Evansville to Samford in the offseason.
The Morristown graduate scored a game-high 21 points Tuesday in Marian’s 126-42 win over Cardinal Stritch.
Langkabel also had two rebounds, two steals and one assist in Marian’s second largest win (84 points) in program history.
Marian is 3-0 this season.
On Thursday, Langkabel had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 103-50 victory over Governors State.
The Morristown graduate finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists Saturday for Oakland City in a 62-57 win at Simmons College of Kentucky.
Oakland City won its season opener on Nov. 1, 83-65, at the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis. Moore had 19 points.
The Triton Central graduate had 16 points, one rebound, one assist and three steals for Marian University Saturday in an 86-38 win over Cardinal Stritch in the Catholic Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The win improves the Knights to 4-0 this season.
On Friday in Milwaukee, Marian defeated St. Francis (Illinois), 70-50. Faust finished with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
The Shelbyville graduate scored runner-up finishes for Franklin College Saturday in the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions at Wheaton College.
Baker finished second behind teammate Gauge Creech in the one-meter event (203.90 points) and three-meter competition (297.45).
The Triton Central graduate was credited with one tackle Saturday for Olivet Nazarene in a 27-14 win at Trinity International in Deerfield, Illinois.
Olivet Nazarene rushed for over 400 yards on a rain-soaked, mud-covered Leslie Frazier Field to improve to 5-4 this season.
The Triton Central graduate had four tackles and a forced fumble Saturday for Concordia in a 58-13 win at Madonna in Livonia, Michigan.
The Cardinals used a 27-point third quarter to break open a 21-7 game.
The Triton Central graduate was part of Rose-Hulman’s starting offensive line Saturday in a 47-17 win at Hanover that set up a second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship game next week.
Rose-Hulman, now 6-3, will travel to No. 23 Mount St. Joseph (9-0) to battle for the HCAC championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
The Triton Central graduate had one service ace and four digs Saturday in IU Kokomo’s 25-7, 25-16, 25-17 win over Midway University (Kentucky).
The win improved IU Kokomo to 27-6 this season.
On Friday, IU Kokomo defeated Alice Lloyd College (Ky.), 25-7, 25-15, 25-11. Sanders had three assists, three aces and eight digs.
The Triton Central graduate finished with two kills, eight assists and 11 digs for Hanover on Nov. 2 in a 25-13, 28-26, 25-14 loss at Rose-Holman in the HCAC Tournament.
Hanover closed out the 2022 season with a 13-14 record.
The Triton Central graduate had one assist, two aces and six digs Saturday in Jacksonville State’s 25-17, 33-31, 25-22 win at Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The win improved Jacksonville State to 22-5 this season.
On Friday, the Gamecocks were victorious at Lipscomb, 25-22, 25-19, 29-27. Schiffli recorded 11 digs.
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