Falcons advance to MAC semifinals


The Bowling Green State University women’s soccer team scored a goal in each half Sunday, downing Western Michigan University, 2-0, at Cochrane Stadium.

With the win, the third-seeded Falcons (9-5-4) advance to Thursday’s semifinal round. BGSU will take on second-seeded Ball State at 7:30 p.m. at UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Broncos, the sixth seed for the MAC Tournament, see the season come to an end with a record of 5-9-5.

BGSU freshman Alaina Uncapher scored her first collegiate goal late in the first half, and junior Maya Dean doubled the BGSU lead midway through the second half.

Fifth-year senior Alexis Miller had the lone assist on Uncapher’s goal. Miller now has two assists this year, and has seven points (one goal, five assists) in her BGSU career.

Dean’s goal was her fifth of the season and the sixth of her career. She now has 16 points in 2022 and 21 in her Falcon tenure.

BGSU had narrow advantages of 17-15 in total shot attempts, 6-5 in shots on goal and 4-3 in corner kicks in Sunday’s win.

Lili Berg made five saves to earn the shutout for BGSU. Hannah Sargent made four stops for the Broncos. Berg has now been part of 24 shutouts in 47 career matches with the Falcons.

The first semifinal, which begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, sees top-seeded Buffalo host fifth-seeded Miami.

The two semifinal-round survivors will return to UB Stadium for the MAC Tournament’s championship match, which is next Sunday at 1 p.m.

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