The Lady Eagles (13-3-2) advanced to the semifinals after defeating St. Andrews 1-0 in the quarterfinals. As the highest-seeded team still in contention, Reinhardt earned the right to host the remaining games.
In Reinhardt’s quarterfinal, former Sequoyah High School standout Kristin Clegg stole the ball from a St. Andrews defender and fired a shot off the crossbar and into the net, which proved to be the game-winner.
The semifinals will be held Thursday at Ken White Field. The first game, slated for 11 a.m., will feature No. 2 Montreat against No. 6 Milligan. At 1:15 p.m., top-seeded Reinhardt will host No. 4 Truett-McConnell. Those teams met Oct. 16 and played to a scoreless draw.
The winners of the two semifinals will play for the AAC championship Saturday at 1 p.m.
College Football: Reinhardt stumbles out of NAIA poll after losing to Cumberland
Reinhardt fell out of the NAIA coaches’ poll following its 40-28 loss to Cumberland University on Saturday.
The Eagles (5-4, 3-1 Mid-South West) had been ranked in the poll each of the previous four weeks. They did still garner 11 points in the voting — the most of any unranked team.
Only 16 teams advance to the NAIA playoffs, making a postseason trip doubtful for the Eagles, who have just one game remaining, Saturday at Campbellsville.
The University of the Cumberlands, which beat Reinhardt two weeks ago, is No. 1 after Morningside dropped to No. 4 following its first loss of the season.
Other Mid-South teams in the top 25 include No. 10 Faulkner, No. 14 Georgetown, No. 15 Lindsey Wilson, and No. 23 Cumberland University, which was unranked until beating Reinhardt on Saturday.
Men’s College Soccer: Reinhardt’s season comes to a close in first-round AAC game
Reinhardt wrapped up its season last Wednesday when it lost on penalty kicks to St. Andrews in the first round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament at Ken White Field.
After the teams played to a 2-all draw, St. Andrews advanced to the quarterfinals via a 4-2 edge on penalty kicks.
Scoring in regulation for Reinhardt (6-8-2) were Alan Barikos and Paul Dudson. The teams remained tied after 110 minutes of play and moved into penalty kicks.
St. Andrews made all four of its kick attempts.
Tennis: Woodstock man given excellence award by USTA for media work Rick Limpert of Woodstock was recently given the Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award by the United States Tennis Association Southern Section.
The award is given annually to an individual or organization who has most contributed to the game of tennis by dissemination information about the sport to the general public.
Limpert has covered tennis at all levels — from grassroots junior programs to professional events — around the country. He also covers sports and sports technology for Yahoo.