Wildcats’ National Tournament run ends with loss to No. 1 William Carey

After a remarkable and historic season, the IWU Wildcats’ 2019-2020 campaign came to an end on Wednesday evening, as they were defeated No. 1 ranked and defending national champion William Carey University by a score of 6-1.

The Crusaders’ offense pounded the IWU net all afternoon, collecting 30 shots, 14 of which were on frame. IWU, on the other hand, recorded just six shots, all of which were on goal.

Lexis Garcia scored her team-high 17th goal off assists from Sydney Brown and Lauren Turner early in the second half, but the Wildcats were held off the scoreboard the rest of the way.

IWU ends the season with a 19-3-2 record. Their 19 wins are the most by an IWU women’s soccer team since 2007, when the Wildcats won 21 matches. Furthermore, their three losses are also their fewest since 2007, and they allowed just 15 goals in 24 matches, their fewest since 2012.

Their senior class, which includes Garcia, Olivia Schmidt, Hannah Severs, and Ali Castaneda will graduate with 55 wins, the most by any IWU senior class since 2010.

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