[NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN]
No. 1 West Florida and No. 2 Saint Rose came into the NCAA Division II women's
semifinals with perfect records but both fell in stunning fashion. Grand Valley State came back from 2-0 down after three minutes to beat Saint Rose, while Cal State Dominguez Hills beat West
Florida in a shootout after their game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Saint Rose, which had only given up six goals in its previous 23 games, appeared headed to the final after taking a 2-0 lead on
goals by Nicola D'Errico
and Brittany Godin
, but Grand Valley State equalized on goals by Erin Mruz
and Jaleen Dingledine
and won the game on Kristen Eible
's golden goal.
win put Coach Joe Flanagan
in a Division II final for the second year in a row. He won the men's title with the Toros in 2008. Jamaican Shakira Duncan
had put West Florida ahead but Yadira Gomez
tied the score for CSUDH.