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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Army Tops Women’s Soccer, 3-2

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 09/23/2012
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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Columbia women's soccer team and Army posted five goals Sunday, as the Black Knights went on to secure a 3-2 win Sunday over the Lions.

Army took a 1-0 lead to the halftime intermission, as Candace Stewart scored the lone goal of the opening half in the 38th minute. Stewart worked her way around Columbia's keeper Grace Redmon and scored the first goal of the game to give Army a 1-0 lead.

Elly McGuffog provided the equalizer for Columbia in the 57th minute. Monica Jean and Beverly Leon provided the assists, as McGuffog scored from the right side of the penalty box.

The tie would remain in effect until the 75th minute when Joey Molacek recorded the go-ahead goal for Army. Three minutes later, Kim An made it a 3-1 lead for the Black Knights, burying a penalty kick.

The Lions came within a goal, with Leon scoring on a header in the 83rd minute. Coleen Rizzo registered an assist on the play, but it would be the final goal for Columbia, as Army would hold on for a 3-2 win.

Each team finished with 16 shots on the day, with Army recording nine corner kicks to Columbia's four. The Lions will next be in action Sept. 29 at Brown.


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