Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Falls To Third-Ranked Chicago In NCAA 2nd Round

The Hope College women's soccer team pushed nationally ranked University of Chicago for as long it could in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament before falling 4-0 on Saturday in Chicago.

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion Flying Dutch finished the season with a 19-3-1 record.

The 19 wins are the most in a single season by a Hope team.

Chicago, ranked third and fourth in the two national soccer polls, cracked one of the nation's toughest defenses with three goals in a seven-minute span between the 73rd and 80th minutes.

The Flying Dutch had allowed only eight goals all season and not yielded more than two in a single match. Hope had shut out a school-record 16 opponents, including Wisconsin-Whitewater in Friday's first-round match.

Jenna McKinney's two goals in a four-minute span broke open the match by giving Chicago a 3-0 lead with 14:15 remaining.

Chicago outshot Hope by a 16-9 margin. Freshman goalie Jordanne Ellingboe of Grand Haven, Michigan (Grand Haven HS) made four saves.

Watch post-match press conference with head coach Leigh Sears and seniors Erin Brophy, Tymi Staub and Allie Wittenbach below.

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