West Florida and Seattle Pacific advanced to Saturday's final (TV: CBS College Sports, live, 3:30 p.m. ET) in the NCAA Division II Women's Tournament with convincing wins Thursday at Tampa's Pepin
UWF received goals from Jodi Galucci
, Dernelle Mascall
and Jamaican transfer Shaneka Gordon
with a 4-0 win over St. Rose and improved to 24-0-1 on the season.
"Coming into the game we
didn't know what to expect," said Argos coach Joe Bartlinski
. "Early in the match, we wanted to see what they were going to do. We had to work
hard for all of our goals; they didn't give us anything."
Sophomore forward Amanda Johnson
scored two goals and assisted on the third to send
Seattle Pacific into the final with a 3-1 semifinal victory over Metro State.
"This is how it should go. This is our third time here in four years, we should come out confident," SPU
coach Chuck Sekyra
said. "We knew what to expect. I've got a very intelligent team and they've learned that you have to get after it from the first
minute." SEMIFINALS Dec. 4 in Tampa
Seattle Pacific 3 (Johnson 2, 56, Charette 59) Metro State
1 (Thomas 55).
West Florida 4 (Galucci 22, Mascall 60, Stone 70, Shaneka Gordon 77) St. Rose 0. FINAL Dec.
6 in Tampa
West Florida (25-0-1) vs. Seattle Pacific (21-1-2)