WESTMINSTER, Md. – Arcadia scored twice in the first half to key a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in the first round of the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South women's soccer tournament on Wednesday.
Christina Wroblewski (Glen Mills, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) scored the lone goal for the second-seeded Green Terror (13-6-1), who carried play for much of the second half but could not overcome the halftime deficit.
Kim Canfield notched a goal and an assist for the seventh-seeded Knights (12-4-5), who advance to the semifinals and will face Swarthmore on Saturday.
In the 16th minute, Canfield centered a ball from the right baseline. Sara Volk-Perez collected the ball in front and fired it home from short range for her first tally of the season.
Off a corner kick in the 38th minute, Melia Ochsner tallied her first goal of the season, knocking in Rachel Dolly's kick.
Arcadia finished the first half with a 12-1 advantage in shots, carrying play for the first 45 minutes.
Out of the break, McDaniel flipped the field and carried play for much of the period. Wroblewski was finally able to break through in the 75th minute. Off a restart on the far left side of the field, Meghan Sturgill (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) put the ball towards the frame, where it was knocked out by a defender. Wroblewski sent it back in and tucked the ball just under the crossbar to trim the deficit to 2-1 with 15:12 left.
Dolly, however, sealed the win when she sent a ball through the defense in the 82nd minute to Canfield, who fired on a wide-open net from long range.
The Green Terror finished with a 9-3 edge in shots in the second half. The Knights held a 15-10 advantage for the game.
Haley Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) made five saves for McDaniel while Jackie Law had four stops for Arcadia.